As the Tide Comes In

  • Date: 30 March
  • Location: Filmhuis Den Haag

Compelling documentary about how the 27 residents of Denmark's Wadden Sea island of Mandø cope with the reality of climate change. Farmer Gregers, 99-year-old Mie and birdwatcher Niels refuse to leave while the survival of their 8-square-kilometer island is at stake.

The 27 residents of the small Danish Wadden Sea island of Mandø are used to severe weather and flooding. But climate change and increasingly extreme weather now pose a serious threat. Gregers, the last farmer, remains unyielding in the face of the inevitable catastrophe. He refuses to build a life elsewhere and instead hopes to find a wife to run the farm with him. As a storm approaches, Gregers and his faithful dog inspect the weakened levees that protect his beloved island.

Meanwhile, Mie celebrates her 100th birthday and Niels, an avid bird watcher, laments the fact that many rare birds no longer visit the island. Tourists arrive in buses at low tide and hear from tour guide Preben how Mandø's community was almost completely wiped out during a storm surge in 1634. Today, the current generation perseveres steadfastly despite new threats from nature.

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This film screening is part of Movies that Matter Festival programming.

Filmhuis Den Haag

Spui 191
2511 BN, Den Haag

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