Hoop na de rampspoed
Melanie Filler & Tim Barretto
For three days our team of four Australian and Indonesian friends drove along the coast from Makassar to the earthquake and tsunami devastated region of Central Sulawesi. We arrived in Palu within two weeks of the disaster.
The enormity of physical destruction was confronting, but what left the strongest impression were the hundreds of makeshift campsites that had emerged in the ruins. Families camped in open spaces everywhere; from front lawns of universities and mosques, to vacant lots and narrow courtyards in backstreets.
In the week that followed, we spent our time documenting the rhythms of life in a camp that sheltered the residents of Jl. Cumi-Cumi whose homes once stood a street back from the beach.