A PICTURE is worth a thousand words but the images captured during the devastating March floods need no explanation.
From houses inundated by the water to strangers banding together to lend a hand, the thousands of photos captured during the disaster are both heartbreaking and heartwarming.
For the first time, the images captured by The Area News photographer Anthony Stipo will be shown together on the big screen of the Griffith Regional Theatre tomorrow night.
The free screening marks the launch of a DVD of photos compiled by The Area News in a bid to raise money for those still suffering from the floods.
Mr Stipo said capturing the images was an experience he would never forget and he was glad they would now be used to give something back to those families he immortalised in film.
"Walking down the streets of Yenda with water up to my waist was unbelievable, it was like something out of a movie," he said.
"I felt so useless but people didn't know what was going on there and would see the photos and I saw how that settled some of the anxiety.
"It let people judge for themselves rather than wondering - they could get some relief or prepare themselves for what they would find."
The DVD contains around 500 images which were taken over a two-week period from the first rains to the clean-ups.
Proceeds from the sale of the DVDs will go to the Griffith Lions Club Flood Appeal, which is still sorting through all the applications for assistance.
The screening will take place from 6.30pm at the theatre tomorrow and copies of the DVD will be available for purchase on the night.