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Reaction Housing

Series Docs & Non-Fiction (Health)
[ 2:46 - from Babelgum ]

When disasters like a Thai Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, or most recently, an earthquake in Haiti happen, we need fast, affordable, and sustainable housing that can be used to provide shelter for millions of displaced people.  After Katrina, it was obvious that we were ill-prepared for the task.  Enter Michael McDaniel who, inspired by his styrofoam coffee cup, invented this Exo Housing System, which are modern-day tee pees that are amazingly efficient and can each sleep a family of four.  It is inventive thinking like this that truly saves lives.

John Rota

eGuider: John Rota
Film, TV & New Media Producer

John is a producer who specializes in smart, thought-provoking films, television, and web series.  He has worked on many Emmy Award winning shows, including the documentary Legendary Nights, chronicling the 12 best fights in HBO's 30 years of boxing.   While in development at HBO Films, he worked on Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, based on the best-selling novel by Dee Brown.  His company, Divine Madman Productions, is currently developing a web series entitled 13Fights, based on John's experience working and living in the boxing world.

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