Our 100 Year Floods

Through the voices of community members in Birmingham and Gadsden, this visual exploration captures the struggles of families and homeowners impacted by decades of flooding.

Initially a result of racially motivated zoning laws, the impacts to these communities are even more pronounced in our new climate – one prone to more flash floods than ever before. As flooding reaches even the wealthiest suburbs, we must ensure these historically neglected communities receive the attention they deserve.

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Official Selections: Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, Urban Film Festival, Better Cities Film Festival

About the Director

Fernando Rocha is a Cinematographer based out of both the U.S. East Coast and Mexico City. He graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. and supplemented his studies at both the USC School of Cinematic Arts in LA and FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic. He is a 2021 Fulbright Scholar and has a Part 107 Drone License from the FAA.

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