A split screen view of disasters in Australia and Pakistan
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A split screen view of disasters in Australia and Pakistan

I received a link to this video by the photographer and filmmaker Gideon Mendel on Twitter this week.

I covered a lot of the Queensland floods in blog posts on Asian Correspondent in January and February.

This is an interesting follow up to those posts, particularly in the comparative nature of this presentation showing how people coped with the same difficulties in different parts of the world.

The soundtrack is quite interesting – very quiet – and the portraits of various people standing in the ruins of their homes and lives, rather poignant.

When the floods came: Australia and Pakistan – video

Photographer and film-maker Gideon Mendel visited the Sindh province in Pakistan six weeks after the floods hit in 2010, and Queensland and Victoria in Australia during early 2011. Here he presents a unique split screen view of the disasters and the people whose lives they destroyed.