FLOODS, CHALLENGING OUR FUTURE

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  • DIRECTOR : Mary Mandy
  • PRODUCER : Georama TV Productions / ARTE / Luna Blue / McGuff / HLJTVS / NHK
  • DATE : 2015
  • FORMAT : One off, 16/9, HD
  • DURATION : 1xTRAILER, 2x52', 1x90'
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SYNOPSIS

The Ultimate guide to understanding the growing threat related to floods on coastal areas around the world and what it takes to cope with this new challenge. NYC has become the Hub where a whole new take on urbanism is being developed a concrete source of inspiration for all megacities facing the same issues. 

“FLOODS” is a film dedicated to the memory of those victims of the great floods like those of New York, Bangkok and Xynthia.

This film takes us from New York to Tokyo and Bangkok, visiting Shanghai, the Netherlands and Germany on the way. Throughout the world, oceanographers, coastal engineers, geologists, economists, architects and insurance companies cooperate to understand, anticipate and create a strategy of sustainable protection systems. The relationship between man, his cities and its environment is entirely being redefined. A global and multidisciplinary approach is needed to push boundaries and convince political authorities to act now, to save entire regions from flood threat.

 

Episode 1 -  A scientific investigation highlighting the many reasons which make Floods such a growing threat globally on our planet  and describes the engineering and technological challenges already at work in the megacities with an emphasis on ASIA ( Shanghai/Tokyo/ Bangkok) and The US (NYC, Florida) also visiting Hamburg and London

Episode 2 - Focuses on the notion of urban resilience in all its facets visiting the trailblazer initiatives in this field around the world incl NYC, Hamburg....

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