Help us to produce our documentary "Upstream"!

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Climate change will cause major problems in the world and the regions along the Rhine are no exception. The river will experience an increase in the amount of water it has to deal with. Therefore, adaptations  are necessary, but what is the best way to do this? In the downstream regions of the Rhine, floods virtually never take place . That is good news of course, but this has the consequence that people don’t really feel the necessity for these measurements. How do you make sure that there is sufficient public support? How can you ensure the locals are content with your project?

In this documentary, we will look at different adaptations to climate change along the Rhine. How do governments tackle the local problems? How do projects gain the support of the locals? And why do some succeed and others don’t? What is the difference between the projects and the public support in Switzerland, where natural hazards are much more common, and those in Germany and the Netherlands? These are the questions we try to answer in our film.

What is the goal of the documentary?

The goal of our film is to start a discussion about this subject. We hope that our viewers start to think about the process of developing which proceeds such a landscape measure. A measure that protects us all, but does not seem to have much immediate advantages for the people concerned. In addition to that, we hope that people learn more about the adaptations in the field of water management around them.

Who are we?

We are Stan Schouten and Joren Janzing. We bothe are students in Earth Sciences at Utrecht University. As a project for Honours Geosciences, we produce this documentary about adaptations to climate change along the banks of Rhine. We work with a team consisting of three other students who all have experience with making films and are supported by the media company ScienceMedia.nl.

Why crowdfunding?

We are almost finished with the filming in the Netherlands, which did not cost a lot. However, we would really like to add projects from other regions along the Rhine. In Switzerland, we want to film the measurements against flash floods and other problems typical for upstream regions, whereas we want to investigate the measurements against high water levels and extreme weather events in Germany. To be able to do this, we need financial support to pay for our travel expenses.

In addition to this, we want to use part of the yield to have the opportunity to use better equipment, to make sure our film is of a sufficient level to be shown at bigger film festivals, such as InScience, IDFA and NFF. We already contacted these festivals. This way, we can reach more people with our film!

Support our project and help us to reach a large audience!

 

Universiteit Utrecht

ufonds@uu.nl

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Thank you for your support! You helped us to proceed with our documentary! By liking our facebookpage and sharing our messages, you have a chance to receive a poster or sticker, since we give away the remaining ones!

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Thank you very much for helping us! We will keep you updated about the progress of our project! We will notify you when the film is finished and you will receive information about the dates and locations where you can watch the film! We will mention ...

Thank you very much for helping us! We will keep you updated about the progress of our project! We will notify you when the film is finished and you will receive information about the dates and locations where you can watch the film! We will mention your name in the credits! You will receive a poster of the documentary! You will receive an invitation for 2 persons for our premiere!

We are really grateful for your amazing support! We will keep you updated about the progress of our project! We will notify you when the film is finished and you will receive information about the dates and locations where you can watch the film! We ...

We are really grateful for your amazing support! We will keep you updated about the progress of our project! We will notify you when the film is finished and you will receive information about the dates and locations where you can watch the film! We will mention your name in the credits! You will receive a poster of the documentary! You will receive an invitation for 2 persons for our premiere! You are invited for a Meet and Greet with the crew!

We want to thank you very, very much for your fantastic support! You or your company will be mentioned in the credits as one of the main sponsors: you are one of the most important contributors to the film! You are invited for a Meet and Greet with th...

We want to thank you very, very much for your fantastic support! You or your company will be mentioned in the credits as one of the main sponsors: you are one of the most important contributors to the film! You are invited for a Meet and Greet with the crew! You will receive an invitation ánd a day ticket for our premiere! Of course, you will still receive a poster of the film!