A film documenting life in a region anticipating the worst natural disaster in North American history.
A child of two diplomats, I grew up abroad, but spent almost every summer in the Pacific Northwest. I learned about the impending earthquake, what will be the worst natural disaster on the continent, through the 2015 New Yorker article “The Really Big One”. It spurred me to return to a region that I called my home but was largely unfamiliar with. Before the disaster strikes and destroys the area, I am attempting to capture a comprehensive record of the lives that existed there, creating a preemptive memorial. This poetic and personal film will document my journey as well as the larger issues of perseverance and remembrance.