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Taming the Floods

There’s no other place in northern Europe where storm surges are predicted to be as violent as along the German North Sea coast. More than a million people live in the danger zone. How safe are they? Will the dykes hold? Some scientists are convinced that it would actually be better to let city neighbourhoods and rural areas flood, while others believe in conventional wisdom: tradition and training with sand bags. This film accompanies the men who want to defend the land against the sea.