Pictures on top by Jeffrie Po and Mona Sun, taken during filming Stormed
"Stormed", 40 minutes long documentary by Fran Atopos Conte
In the winter of 2013 one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded in history, Haiyan, or Yolanda, hit the Philippines. With wind speed as high as 300 km's per hour, Yolanda destroyed entire towns and cities. In "Stormed", I try to tell the story of a small island, Bantayan island, face to the tragedy caused by the super typhoon. The first part of the documentary though is dedicated to a tropical storm that happened in 2011 in the southern part of the Philippines. The storm, called Sendong, was a first sign of a supposed change of path of typhoons in the Philippines. In the documentary I focus on the climate adaptation by Filipinos face to this tragedy, and I tell the story of survivors and one NGO worker trying to restore the livelihood of those affected by Yolanda. Photos below by Jeffrie Po.