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From Katrina to Sandy: Beyond Anniversaries.

Today marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy hitting the eastern seaboard of the United States. This day carries heavy meaning for thousands of people—from Jamaica to Canada—who lost someone to the storm, who struggled through weeks of winter without heat or light, who dedicated themselves to supporting their neighbors, who are still trying to make their way home. It's also a time when governors and mayors will undoubtedly stand at podiums and unveil high-profile projects and promises designed to show how far we've come from the dark days of disaster.

And then, October 29th will pass. The spotlight will diminish, and the day-to-day struggles to equitably rebuild vulnerable communities will continue, largely unrecognized by the mainstream media or general public. We saw this play out after Hurricane Katrina, too.

At Land of Opportunity, we are seeking to create media that goes beyond "anniversary" moments. Our goal is to make media that supports the equitable and just (re)building of communities—from post-Katrina New Orleans to post-Sandy New York, and beyond. That's why we're developing an interactive web platform where stories of disaster recovery, community (re)development, and urban equity live together in one collaborative interactive space.

Today, we’re excited to share the trailer for our interactive platform.

The trailer gives a taste of some of the stories you'll find on the platform, and some of the features: rich media videos that merge compelling multimedia storytelling with data, research, and calls to action, and an interactive Katrina/Sandy timeline, where stories from survivors of those storms are juxtaposed at key moments.

Please watch and share the trailer. We're relying on you—our friends, colleagues, and network—to spread the word.

We'll be rolling out the interactive platform over the next couple of weeks, so please stay tuned.

Thank you for your continued support!

Land of Opportunity

IN THE NEWS

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    October 29, 2014

    Disaster Recovery

    Remembering Hurricane Sandy 2 Years Later

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    April 30, 2013

    From Katrina to Sandy: New VIDEO Made in Collaboration With Sandy Storyline

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    January 10, 2013

    Disaster Recovery

    We're attending the Road to Resilience in NYC!

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  • October 10, 2012

    Tonight: MIT's Urban Planning Film Series Screens Land of Opportunity

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    August 07, 2012

    Land of Opportunity to Participate in the 2012 BAVC Producers Institute: Stories With Impact

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  • May 11, 2012

    Check out our demo!

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  • May 10, 2012

    Interactive Web Video Player

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  • April 24, 2012

    Great week for Land of Opportunity!

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  • October 27, 2011

    Three Upcoming Land of Opportunity Screenings!

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  • September 21, 2011

    We Are Looking For Two Great Interns To Join Our Team!

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  • September 14, 2011

    Working Films Blog features Land of Opp Interactive Player

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  • September 07, 2011

    The Polis Blog reviews "Land of Opportunity"

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  • August 29, 2011

    Updates on the 6th Anniversary of Katrina

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  • August 25, 2011

    New PolicyLink video on declining black populations in major US cities

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  • July 28, 2011

    New Orleans, other US Cities Face Climate Change Threats

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  • March 11, 2011

    Land of Opportunity wins $5,000 Public Media Corps Grant!

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  • February 07, 2011

    Disaster Recovery

    2010 census reveals shifting population and demographics in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

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  • October 26, 2010

    Stop the Politics of Hate!

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  • October 19, 2010

    Lisa Derrick from FDL on Land of Opportunity

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  • October 18, 2010

    Join Luisa Dantas on FDL!

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  • September 20, 2010

    Two New York area screenings

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  • August 28, 2010

    Disaster Recovery

    Cuentame sneak peek video!

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  • August 27, 2010

    Disaster Recovery

    Robert Greenwald blogs about Land of Opp in Huffington Post!

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  • August 26, 2010

    Disaster Recovery

    Oxfam America Releases New Report on BP Oil Gusher

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