Directed by: Mimi Pickering
Running Time: 31:00
Filmed ten years after the flood, Buffalo Creek Revisited looks at the second disaster on Buffalo Creek, in which the survivorsí efforts to rebuild the communities shattered by the flood are thwarted by government insensitivity and a century-old pattern of corporate control of the regionís land and resources. Through the statements of survivors, planners, politicians, psychologists, and community activists, the film explores the psychology of disaster, the importance of community, and the paradox of a poor people living in a rich land.
"Captures in gripping detail how the effects of a disaster like the Buffalo Creek flood can continue to haunt the sturdiest of people even years later." -Kai Erikson, Yale University Sociologist and Author, Everything in Its Path: Destruction of Community in the Buffalo Creek Flood
"A very perceptive study of the effects of community disaster and dislocation and of the inability of governments at all levels to deal with it." -Choice
"A valuable teaching tool for discussions of the importance of land and community in Appalachia, the power and arrogance of the coal industry, and the insensitivity of government bureaucracy." -Stephen Fisher, Professor of Political Science, Emory and Henry College
"A powerful and sensitive treatment of a lingering human tragedy." -Library Journal
"An eye-opening revelation." -Booklist
Screenings & Festivals
American Film Festival--Finalist
Athens International Film Festival--Merit Award
National Housing Video and Film Festival
Sinking Creek Film Celebration--Award Winner
Western Psychological Association Convention
Women in the Directorís Chair--Award Winner
to visit the official Buffalo Creek Flood Web Site.