HBO Max: Through Our Eyes


Episode 2: Uprooted

About the Episode

Since 2016, millions of people in the United States have been displaced by weather-related disasters that are occurring more frequently and with greater intensity due to climate change. In Uprooted, two families with young children grapple with climate-related crises. In Iowa, sisters Emma (11) and Leo (9), the 6th generation on their family-owned farm, face the threat of moving after years of unpredictable weather have made farming unsustainable. In Texas, Mariah (9) copes with living in a motel room for months with her family, while waiting for their home to be rebuilt after it was severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Director: Talleah Bridges McMahon

Producer: Talleah Bridges McMahon, Jim McMahon
Client: HBO Max & Sesame Workshop
Cinematographer: Amy Bench (Mariah’s story); Kaitlyn Busbee (Emma & Leo’s story)
Editor: Rosie Walunas