Hurricanes, droughts and flooding are weather and climate hazards. These events carry great forces, and potential for devastating outcomes. Preparedness, embodied by the field of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), can reduce the risk to horrific outcomes. Unfortunately, too many times DRR programming plays second fiddle to hazard management through response and recovery. This is objectionable when community, homes, jobs and loved ones are at stake.
“Word Impact” is a short film highlighting this situation and Dr. Mickey Glantz’s effort to break DRR free of this gridlock. His command of words informs and empowers government officials to take strident steps towards a safer future. The work of devoted and witty individuals, such as Mickey, empower decision makers with the value of preparedness in reducing community risk to natural events.
Directed by Ryan W Vachon (USA)