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Muted: Climate Marginalization in America

Welcome to the official page for “Muted,” a groundbreaking documentary by I-DIEM that delves into the untold stories of climate change impacts on marginalized communities in America.

“MUTED: Climate Marginalization in America”


“Muted” takes viewers on an extraordinary journey through the Deep South, where generations of local knowledge, history, and culture are threatened by climate change. This thought-provoking documentary explores the untold truths, hidden pain, and unshakeable fear that haunts rural, underserved people in communities across America. As their future looms in uncertainty, people from communities that have never been trusted, acknowledged, or respected fight to be heard in the climate resilience space.  

From learning to live and thrive in the face of repeated disasters to reconciling the racism that makes certain people more expendable, “Muted” delves deep into the narratives that define who we are and where we are heading. Through breathtaking visuals, expert interviews, and personal accounts, we unveil the remarkable tapestry of human achievement, resilience, and discovery. 

Key Themes:

  • Climate Change: An increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events has devastating impacts on communities and ecosystems.
  • Exclusive Resilience: View exclusionary practices that keep communities more vulnerable.
  • Cultural Diversity: Celebrate the richness of human traditions and stories.
  • Environmental Challenges: Address urgent global issues and explore sustainable solutions.
  • Personal Journeys: Hear from individuals whose lives have been profoundly impacted by their discoveries and experiences.

Release Date:

January 25, 2024 

Streaming on www.I-DIEM.org/Muted

Where to Watch:

“Muted: Climate Marginalization in America” will be available for streaming on our website at

WWW.I-DIEM.org/Muted. Stay tuned for more details and exclusive content. 

We invite you to embark on this enlightening and visually stunning expedition with us. Together, let’s give voice to the unheard and unseen, “Muted.”

Engage with us on social media using the hashtag #WeAreMuted. Share your excitement and insights with us!

Thank you for your support, and we can’t wait to share this incredible journey with you! 🌍📽️ #WeAreMuted

Chauncia Willis

I-DIEM Executive Producer

Chauncia Willis stands at the forefront of innovative and inclusive emergency management as the CEO and Co-founder of the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM). As the visionary behind the impactful documentary “Muted,” Chauncia served as the Executive Producer, guiding the project to spotlight the diverse narratives surrounding climate change impacts.

Travis Henry Director

Photography, Editor

Travis Henry is a New Orleans born and based Director and Cinematographer producing works through the production studio, Seidist. He has filmed across America and abroad, worked on major motion pictures and with major brands, artists, actors, heads of state, celebrities and musicians. Travis specializes in bringing stories to life by creating content with depth, spirit, and purpose.

Greg Padgett

Padgett Productions Managing Producer, Photography, Writer

Greg Padgett, the Managing Producer, Writer, and Photographer for “Muted,” has a wealth of experience as a seasoned journalist, storyteller, strategic communicator, and climate justice advocate. As the owner of Padgett Productions, he leverages his extensive background in storytelling to produce impactful projects that resonate with impact and authenticity. Mr. Padgett’s distinguished broadcasting career boasts roles with renowned entities such as the Weather Channel and various TV stations in Augusta, West Palm Beach, Norfolk, Savannah, and Knoxville. He garnered national recognition in 2000 when he received the National Weather Association’s (NWA) National Broadcaster of the Year Award.

Stay tuned for details on where and how you can watch “Muted.”

Join the Conversation: Let your voice be heard. Engage in discussions around climate resilience, justice, and the impact of failing infrastructure. Share your thoughts using #WeAreMuted.

Advocate: Stand up for policies that address climate justice and infrastructure equity, register to vote, and support candidates that promote climate resilience. 

Educate: Use the film as an educational resource to raise awareness in your community.

Support: Contribute to initiatives working towards climate resilience and justice.

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