Almost 5,5 weeks past since we arrived on Newark Airport, so the end of the trip is near.. Coming Tuesday we will head back home, to process all of the experiences, pictures, meetings, footage and other data. To everyone we met during our trip: thank you for your hospitality, time and enthusiasm to help our … More End Of The Trip Is Almost There…
City trip to Philadelphia! With two meetings in Philly, we decided to stay a night and make it a weekend trip. We first met with Ben Kalina. He is the director of Shored Up, a documentary about sea level rise in the New Jersey area. He had already worked on his film about sea level … More Meeting Ben and Billy, in Philly! (1)
With a busy week behind us, we have to spend some days editing and documenting everything. But, this has not kept us from a small visit to the local newspaper, the Asbury Park Press. The Asbury Park Press has covered Sandy stories from all over New Jersey, starting a week before the storm and have … More Amazing stories at the Asbury Park Press
Yesterday evening we were driving home from an interview in South Jersey, when the second flood alarm in two weeks was given. The radio turned to an mechanic voice, warning for severe thunderstorms, rain, flood and a tornado. Luckily, the worst part of the storm was in the South and we were heading north back … More Second Week, Second Flood Alarm
Tomorrow is 4th of July, an important holiday in the US. And today, everyone is free from work! Anouk and I went to the beach this morning, it was way more busy than the last couple of days! Analysis of the American beach-visitor: Only young people sit on their towels on the sand. Everyone else … More Holiday! Day on the beach for American families
This morning we had our first interview on the Asbury Park boardwalk! We talked with John Weber, Mid-Atlantic regional manager of the Surfrider Foundation. We discussed the short term vision that many parties have in the recovery after Sandy and some of the issues that are in the way of a whole new attitude towards … More Rethinking the Shore with the Surfrider Foundation
First night on location and already confronted with the water issues that are present here. Around 21:30 in the evening, Anouks phone made a noise that we didn’t know it could produce. Sounded like a large air alert, accompanied by a text warning for floods in our area due to heavy rainfall. Because of all … More Flood Alarm
After 24 hours of traveling, we made it to Asbury Park! The flights were mostly on time and comfortable (or at least, the first few hours). Even US customs let us and our video equipment and poster carrier (aka, bomb equipment and gun carrier) enter the country! Pleasantly surprised about that one. This morning we rented the car … More Made it!