Wednesday, August 05, 2009

fema city

trailer park...


in 2004 hurricane charley decimated many houses in florida. the federal emergency management agency (fema) acted to move residents into temporary accommodation; in this case 551 mobile homes, in an area that would be known as 'fema city'.

jamin griffiths takes a look at the circumstances which led to the creation of the city, its residents and why it seems so hard for the majority of them to find new homes, even after a year...

this is pretty interesting and engaging documentary, on a subject which gets little coverage outside of the areas effected. the actions of fema, the destruction of affordable housing, bureaucracy and the greed of landlords seem to condemn residents of the city to stigmatisation and hardship. griffiths manages to find some pretty interesting people to talk to and makes a more engaging documentary than you'd expect.

pretty good...

the dvd is $12.62 from dvdpacific.com

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