The Fall 2020 release of Fire & Flood will come with an
updated curriculum guide that you can use to design
a 3-12+ hour unit for your classroom. Content is geared towards undergraduate classes, and would be an ideal complement to
online instruction in gender studies or environmental studies.
Includes suggested readings, discussion questions, activities, and complementary films - adaptable to your course theme.
September 20th - October 31st, 2019
This fall of 2019, we will be releasing the next round of sneak-peek screenings to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the two climate disasters shared in this film and celebrate LGBTQ History Month. From September 20th, when Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, until October 8th, when the Tubbs fire burned through sections of Santa Rosa in Northern California- we welcome you to gather community together to watch this sneak-peek and hold conversations. We also welcome screenings celebrating LGBTQ History Month in October.
What do you mean by a "sneak-peek"?
This film is still in production! But as director, I am committed to vulnerably sharing this draft cut of the film at this mid-way point in development. The situation that we are in is urgent: climate change is already upon us, not just an existential threat of the future. It is important to stimulate these discussions about vulnerability in the LGBTQ community and uplift solutions. For this reason, I am committed to get this material out there faster than what a typical documentary production cycle can manage.
What can I expect in this draft?
You can expect a powerful and engaging 90-minute storyline full of brilliant, insightful interviews with over 20 queer and trans people recounting their stories of disaster and resilience. There will be alternating English-Spanish captions, to make it accessible to a bilingual audience (Note that because of this choice, there is not yet an option to have mono-lingual closed captions for the hearing impaired - we are working on a strategy for this for future screenings).
Please be aware that this is still a draft! There will be some b-roll layered over the interviews, but not nearly as much as we still have to process. Final editing, color correcting, and sound editing, are all still to come.
Bottomline: What you can expect is a great set of stories that you can use to gather your community and launch some impactful conversations about disaster preparedness and climate justice.
Public Events are listed below.
Self- organized house screenings are not listed here.
North Adams, MA
September 20, 2019
Hosted by Freel Library, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Co-sponsored by the Women's Center and the Identity & Gender Equality Resource Center at MCLA.
September 20, 7:30pm
375 Church St,
North Adams, MA 01247
September 24, 2019
Discussion will follow. Light refreshments available. Hosted by Newark Public Library as part of Climate Preparedness Week.
September 24, 2019 at 6pm
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07101
September 25, 2019
Film screening and discussion. Organized by the UMASS Libraries as part of Climate Preparedness Week. Co-sponsored by the Stonewall Center, Resistance Studies, and Native American & Indigenous Studies Programs.
September 25, 2019 at 7pm – 9pm
Science and Engineering Library, UMass Amherst
Lederle Grad Research Ctr Low-rise
740 N Pleasant St Rm A273
Amherst, MA 01003
North Andover, MA
October 2, 2019
Merimack College's Environmental Movie Night! Screening followed by live Q&A with director. Snacks Provided.
Co-Sponsored by the McQuade Library, The Center for Jewish/Christian/Muslim Relations, and The McLaughlin Martin Family Environmental Innovation Fund.
October 2nd at 7pm
315 Turnpike St,
North Andover, MA 01845
October 6, 2019
Film screening and Q&A with the director and representatives from Athens Queer Collective. Hosted by Athens for Everyone and 100% Athens as part of the Equity & Transition Film & Forum Series. Sponsored by the UGA Office of Sustainability.
Sunday, October 6th from 4-6pm
The Lab at Ciné
234 W Hancock Ave
Athens, GA 30601
RSVP LINK COMING SOON
New York, NY
October 27th, 2019
Hosted by Interlocking Roots and Cuir Kitchen Brigade.
Address and logistics available with RSVP to:
DM through instagram: @interlockingroots
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
November 12th, 2019
Sneak-peek del Proyecto Fire & Flood, presentando narrativas QUEER en tiempos de cambio climatico; Huracan maria en Puerto Rico y los Fuegos de Tubbs en California.
Martes 12 de noviembre, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Anfiteatro Figueroa Chapel, Edificio Chardon
UPR - Recinto de Mayaguez
November 14th, 2019
Screening at Western Washington University. Sponsored by the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Full list of co-sponsors coming soon, please check back here.
Nov 14, 2:30-5:30pm
Fraser Hall, Room 102
WWU Address: 516 High St, Bellingham, WA 98225
New Haven, CT
November 14th, 2019
Screening with Yale School of Forestry.
Conversations on screening logistics are ongoing. Check back soon.
Santa Rosa, CA Location
November 19th, 2019
Gather together to watch a sneak-peek draft of an in-progress documentary featuring the stories and voices of some of our Sonoma County LGBTQ family! This is a powerful opportunity for us to give our feedback on the portrayal of the community resilience to the fires here in Santa Rosa and to help shape the next directions of this project.
Hosted by Positive Images, LGBTQ Connection Sonoma, and North Bay Organizing Project.
November 19th, 6-8:30pm
200 Montgomery Dr Suite C
Santa Rosa, California, 95404