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Why isn’t the Netherlands underwater? - Stefan Al

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In January 1953, a tidal surge shook the North Sea. The titanic waves flooded the Dutch coastline, killing almost 2,000 people. 54 years later, a similar storm threatened the region. But this time, they were ready. This was thanks to a massive, interlocking system known as the Delta Works— the most sophisticated flood prevention project in the world. Stefan Al dives into this marvel of engineering.

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Meet The Creators

  • Director Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Educator Stefan Al
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Art Director Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Animator Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Storyboard Artist Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Compositor Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Producer The Animation Workshop, Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Sound Designer André Aires
  • Music André Aires
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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