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2014 Films


Escaping the Flood

6:30 PM
Directed by: Frans Bromet
Venue: Royal Netherlands Embassy

ESCAPING THE FLOOD (Netherlands, 2006, 50 min.)

Reception with filmmaker to follow screening. 

What happens if you have been living in a small village for more than 40 years and climate change is now threatening your way of life? Director Frans Bromet has been living in Ilpendam, a water village in a Dutch polder, along with his wife Anita, and his two daughters and sons-in-law. They’ve been very happy there until they hear the news that the dikes may not hold up to the rising sea level. Experts predict that Ilpendam will be gone within 50 years. Bromet wonders whether his family should leave and move somewhere else. In this documentary, he tries to gather as much information as possible from scientists and other experts. Directed by Frans Bromet.

Introduced by Janneke de Vries, Counselor for Infrastructure and the Environment, Royal Netherlands Embassy. Discussion with filmmaker Frans Bromet follows screening.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. Reservations required. Email or call 202-274-2721.

Royal Netherlands Embassy
4200 Linnean Ave., NW
(Metro: Van Ness-UDC)

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