Frans Bromet

Frans Bromet is a renowned Dutch independent filmmaker. After his studies in cinema and editing at the Dutch Film Academy in 1964, he directed his own film productions and cinema films such as Ciske de Rat (1963) and Op Hoop van Zegen (1985). Since 1991 he has been producer, director and cameraman for a number of documentaries and tv series. He was guest of honor at the 2008 International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, on which occasion a retrospective of 15 of his films were screened. He has also taught master classes, together with Raoul Heertje. In ESCAPING THE FLOOD, Frans Bromet raises awareness of the possible consequences if rising waters, due to climate change, threaten his familyв’s existence in the small Dutch village of Ilpendam, located in a Dutch polder. Experts predict that Ilpendam will be gone within 50 years, and Bromet and his family need to make the difficult choice whether they should stay there or move somewhere else. This discussion has become very relevant in the US as well, where after hurricanes Katrina and Sandy US citizens are faced with the same dilemma

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