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Resilience in NYC

In 2012 NYC was buffeted by hurricane Sandy, and the Dryline plan was developed by BIG architects in response. Our film was commissioned to build support for the idea from the broadest range of stakeholders: the myriad community groups, local government, investors - everyone who lives in the city.

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, NYC reflects on what went wrong and what could be done in future to avoid such catastrophic flooding. What about a big wall to stop the water? And what if the wall could respond to the needs of the communities through which it passes? We filmed a series of spontaneous interviews with community spokespeople and random strangers who talk of the fears raised by the hurricane and their dreams for the future of their neighbourhoods. As they share these thoughts the environments around them begin to transform - far from being an obstructive wall, we see parks and trees, basketball courts and table tennis: the Dryline Park.

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