Brgy. Magiting (Village Heroes)

What is a disaster? Is it the howling winds and rains announced on the weather forecast? Or the vulnerabilities of those whose lives, homes and livelihoods are repeatedly destroyed? Learn the stories of women from three barangays in the Philippines — one from a city, one from a farming town, and another from an island — who lead their villages’ own grassroots disaster response efforts.

This film series on the politics of community-based disaster management is a research project by Chaya Ocampo Go (2019), co-directed by Grace Pimentel Simbulan & Relyn Angkuan Tan.

Fieldwork for this project was conducted with the aid of a 2018 Doctoral Research Award from the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada.