In partnership with Land of Opportunity, we are proud to announce the launch of an interactive timeline called KATRINA / SANDY. This innovative, documentary style, exploration connects the dots between two of the most devastating natural disasters in our recent history.
Help tell this story by adding your words, photos or videos to Sandy Storyline.
As documentarians investigating Katrina and Sandy, we wondered what we could learn by stepping back and exploring the stories in conversation with one another – and by incorporating a growing amount of research, data, and analysis, to promote a deeper understanding of community rebuilding in the wake of disaster.
At face value there are stark differences between these two disasters. But as we look closer we can see that there are many similarities that speak to arguably some of the biggest challenges we face in the 21st century.
These engaging personal narratives – of loss, of leaving, of looking ahead – are layered with multimedia resources from scholars, journalists, and advocates. You can follow your own path through the timeline, discovering fresh perspectives and insight into survival and community resilience.
*A Note about the Platform: Katrina/Sandy has been developed as part of LandofOpportunity’s experimental web platform. This platform is a work-in-progress at the cutting-edge of current technology. It currently works best on computers or tablets with the latest version of popular browsers (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer 9 and above), and with a high speed internet connection. If you encounter bugs or glitches, we appreciate your patience and feedback.