Below the surface

In 2005, after lengthy negotiations, an agreement was concluded between Belgium and the Netherlands concerning the Western Scheldt. The river would be deepened so that the largest sea-faring vessels could now reach Antwerp, and at the same time the natural world in the area would be restored. Nine years later the agreement has still not been honoured by the Dutch and an unprecedented battle of opinions and counter-opinions about the nature restoration project continues to rage.

Nel 2005, dopo lunghe trattative, è stato concluso un accordo tra Belgio e Paesi Bassi per quanto riguarda la Schelda occidentale. Il fiume dovrebbe essere interrato in modo da consentire alle navi più grandi di raggiungere Anversa, rigenerando allo stesso tempo l’ambiente naturale della zona. Una battaglia senza precedenti di opinioni pro e contro.

Film profile

Director: Digna Sinke
Director of Photography: Jan Wich, Digna Sinke
Year: 2015
Duration: 91’
Language: Dutch, English subtitles

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