Based on a true story about Hurricane Katrina. In the aftermath of the widespread devastation, as part of the recovery and clean-up efforts, returning residents were forced to throw out their refrigerators, which became highly toxic. A power outage lasting weeks and months after the initial event and evacuations caused all the food to be spoiled and deadly to human health. Over 300,000 of these fridges were left on city streets to be picked up for disposal. Residents were advised to duck-tape the fridges. City and government personnel and officials were overwhelmed and struggled to deal with the widespread destruction. During the slow and painful recovery efforts, the fridges remained on the streets for weeks and months. In the absence of reliable telephone or internet service, and a population suffering individual and collective trauma- these fridges became message boards- personal, political, artistic- with most carrying the vestiges of pre-Katrina family life. (Fridge magnets, postcards, photos, inspirational quotes, recipes, etc. ) In a way, the fridges and the messages written on them expressed the voice of the people. Below are a number of real world documentary examples.