A new documentary has showcased the devastation of the Boxing Day floods.
Shocking footage of the Calderdale events have been released on YouTube as part of a piece named Fighting the Floods that was created by Huddersfield student Calvin Robinson.
Final year University of Lincoln journalism pupil Calvin, whose mum lives in Cowlersley, wanted to highlight the damage caused to communities such as Sowerby Bridge, that were not as heavily focused on by the media.
Calvin, 22, interviewed Holly Lynch, Halifax MP, to find out more about her and other officials’ responses to the flood and spliced the footage together with shots taken by other social media users.
He also used photos taken by members of Christ Church in Sowerby Bridge, which showed how communities rallied around to support one another.
Calvin, who wants to become a broadcast journalist, said: “I was initially going to do a film about Holly’s first six months as MP, which was going to focus on her priorities.
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“But then the floods happened so decided to focus on them instead.
“I went to Westminster with Holly to see how she tackled the issue there and then came up to Sowerby Bridge with her to film the aftermath.
“I got in touch with Christ Church to see how the community got involved.
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“I want to use the film to question why although places like Sowerby Bridge regularly have floods, not enough has been done in terms of defences to protect them.”
He has only just published the film, which has had over 100 views already.
“The church has also held a screening of it.
“There was quite a lot of coverage of the floods in places like Leeds and York but village areas like Sowerby Bridge seemed to be ignored.”
Holly Lynch praised Calvin on the film.
She said: “It’s a short but powerful film and it’s great to see the result of his hard work over the last few months.
“He really captures the sense of devastation after the floods, but also the hope and community spirit that got us through the worst.”