INDONESIA, A PARADISE IN DANGER

A round-the-world tour of countries facing climate change

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE

Format: HD
Duration: 52 ’
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Available versions: French | English
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide

Synopsis

In 2004, the tsunami that devastated Southeast Asia did not spare the province of Aceh, north of the island of Sumatra, and killed nearly 170,000 people. A catastrophe still very present in the collective memory of the inhabitants.

Beyond the one-time disasters, the country is hit hard by the consequences of global warming, with torrential rains that cause floodings.

While 40% of the city is below sea level and the capital is sinking, the government has launched a colossal project to save Jakarta: the construction of a giant waterfront dyke.