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Doco to reveal Somerset flood stories

By Rhianwen Whitney, Friday November 2, 2012 - 09:59 EDT

The people behind a new flood recovery documentary say the film will help Somerset locals recover from last year's disaster.

The Somerset Digital Storytelling Project documentary presents the stories of more than 20 flood-affected locals from towns including Lowood, Esk, Kilcoy, Moore, Fernvale and Toogoolawah.

Coordinator Cassie Harvey says it will help the community with the ongoing recovery process.

"I think that a lot of people are still coming to terms with what happened and still finding ways to move on and to deal with those things," he said.

"I think that the stories that are told in this documentary are fairly representative, I think, of experiences that happened across the region and across the state and that that will help other people to know that they're not alone."

She says the region was hit hard by the floods but received less attention than nearby disaster zones.

"Ipswich and Lockyer Valley obviously were quite devastated, so were areas of Somerset," she said.

"In the far north they had a lot of devastation that was quite unknown to most people and then obviously further south in Fernvale and Lowood which were quite devastated by the event."

The documentary will be screened at a public function in Esk this afternoon.


© ABC 2012

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