SEMI-FINALIST, FLICKERS' RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Produced by Claudia C. Adams, Aziz Ahmed & Farhan Alam.
Written by award winning writer and filmmaker,Claudia C. Adams, and directed/filmed by award winning cinematographer, Aziz Ahmed, whose works include BBC, CNN, Al-Jazeera, covering the Daniel Pearl murder, interviewing President Musharraf, covering the 2nd Gulf War, and Benazir Bhutto, LIKE NO OTHER is haunting in it's tragic beauty. Farhan Alam, whose movie SAAWAN, was Pakistan's entry into the Foreign Language category of the 60th Oscars, is the third person on the team, bringing the story together with his carefully constructed musical score and voice-overs. Caused by a combination of global warming and climate change, the 2010 Pakistan floods were the worst natural disaster in Pakistan's history. Created by "cascading" and "compounding events, it's impact highlights the need to study and track connections between natural disasters as well as address the issue of climate refugees. Using never before seen footage which took five years to acquire, LIKE NO OTHER shows the world, first hand, what happens during and after a disaster of this unimaginable magnitude. The filmmakers go into places where no help dared to go to document the aftermath of the disaster, interviewing survivors, and reliving their horrific stories of loss ...aiding recovery by bringing light to the darkness of despair. These survivors, often referred to as "climate refugees," are not recognized as refugees by the 1951 Refugees Convention, leaving an enormous gap in international law. LIKE NO OTHER portrays the beliefs of Refugees International, to call on the world, "to address the increasing impacts of climate change on displacement, migration, conflict and human insecurity.
Directors: Aziz Ahmed
Writers: Claudia Adams
Producers: Claudia Adams, Aziz Ahmed, Farhan Alam
Key cast: victims of the Pakistan floods