IT TAKES A FLOOD

With Germany and China ravaged by flooding, this landmark Kevin Macdonald film brings us right into the heart of the increasingly ferocious floods hitting the UK as a result of climate change.

As London is battered by historic levels of rain, we’re with horrified home-owners as floodwater comes pouring up through toilets. In Scotland raging floodwater destroys a 400 year old building. On the east coast as sea levels rise and rivers burst their banks, a home is left hanging on the edge of a cliff and another is swallowed up to its roof. Flood defences can help, but they can’t hold back the water forever.

But help is at hand. Ravi Singh runs an international disaster relief charity, which doesn’t distinguish between a flood in Bangladesh and one in Hebden Bridge. As he helps traumatised flood victims, his message – we become resilient by helping each other - is a powerful beacon of hope.

“More than merely a warning about the devastation caused by the climate crisis. It was also quietly uplifting.” THE TELEGRAPH
“Kevin Macdonald and his colleagues skilfully weave abundant mobile phone footage, archive news reports and fresh eye-witness accounts.” INDEPENDENT
“A testament to the power of community and the resilience of humans, but a call to pay attention to the changing climate.” THE I
“The gut-churning horror of extreme weather was powerfully evoked.” THE TELEGRAPH
“Emotional yet unexpectedly uplifting.” THE I
“Meditative.” THE TELEGRAPH
“Timely and a fitting.” INDEPENDENT
**** [Four Stars] THE TELEGRAPH
**** [Four Stars] DAILY MAIL
**** [Four Stars] THE TIMES
“Affecting.” INDEPENDENT
“Compelling and powerful evidence of climate change.” INDEPENDENT
**** [Four Stars] INDEPENDENT
“Moving… shocking.” THE I
**** [Four Stars] THE I

DURATION

1 x 47-minutes (1 x 70-minute version also available)

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2021

PRODUCED BY

Docsville Studios

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION

UK

Director

Kevin MacDonald

CO-DIRECTOR

Daniel Dewsbury, David Charap

PRODUCER

Katie Buchanan, Lawrence Elman

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Nick Fraser, Liz Thorburn

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