52' | 90'
THE TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGE
Running Time: 52' | 90'
/ Format: HD
/ Available versions: FR | UK
The sea level in Venice has increased drastically in the last century or so, threatening the very existence of the city. Global warming and the harmful effects of tourism have amplified the phenomenon of acqua alta (sudden rise in sea level), rendering the traditional responses of inhabitants obsolete. It is urgent to act today. Projects conceived in laboratories across the globe are joining forces to save the city. These include RAMSES, a 3D modelization of the lagoon produced using lasers, which analyzes rises in water level; and MOSE, a series of movable dams costing over 4 billion euros, intended to block the sea in case of acqua alta.
The film will take us on this extraordinary journey, the technological and scientific struggle for the survival of Venice, a survival that has been in doubt from its very construction.
A film by Laurence Thiriat and Thomas Marlier
Directed by Laurence Thiriat
Director of photography: Christophe Trarieux
Editing: Nathalie Amsellem
Original score composed by Siegfried Canto
Narrated by Paul Bandey
Animation 3D: Le Groupuscule
A production CPB Films
With the support of du Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée, de la PROCIREP - Société des Producteurs et de l’ANGOA et du CNC (Création visuelle et Sonore Numérique)
With the participation of PLANETE +, AL ARABYA, CESKA TV, FOXTEL, ICI SRC, NRK, PLANETE+ POLAND, RTP2
© Cie des Phares & Balises – 2018