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As the Tide Comes In
Video 89'

The 27 residents on the tiny Danish Wadden Sea island of Mandø, are used to severe weather and flooding. But climate change has only made things worse and now it poses a serious existential threat to the eight-square-kilometer island.

As a storm is slowly approaching, Gregers and his faithful dog inspect the obsolete dikes that protect his beloved island. In the meantime, Mie blows out the candles of her 100th-year birthday
cake, Ellen and Ingeborg complain about the moon disease they suffer from, birdwatcher Niels laments about the rare birds that don’t come to the island anymore, and tourist guide Preben tells stories about past deadly floods to summer visitors. Despite the new threats from the rising sea, today’s current generation holds on steadfastly to their little part of the world. And in a sense, the grim fate of these islanders, presented in drily humorous situations, affects us all.


Writer and Director: Juan Palacios
Co-director and Line Producer: Sofie Husum Johannesen
Producer: Kasper Lykke Schultz
Director of Photography: Juan Palacios
Editor: Nicolas Nørgaard Staffolani
Sound designer: Peter Albrechtsen, MPSE
Music composer: Morten Svenstrup
Original idea, Creative and Executive producer: Andreas Dalsgaard
Story development: Juan Palacios, Sofie Husum Johannesen,
Kasper Lykke Schultz & Andreas Dalsgaard

Gregers Jørgensen & Sif - Mona Jørgensen - Osvald Jørgensen - Mie Laverentz - Ellen Hjort Christensen -
Ingeborg Jørgensen - Søren Stenbjerg - Solvej Sørensen - Erik Sørensen - Niels Knudsen - Ingrid Hye -
Andreas Hübschmann - Preben Nielsen - Michael H.N. Nielsen - Niels Christian Hjorth Nielsen - Bente Sven
Majchczack - Ruth Blankenfeldt - Timo Willershäuser

Produced by ELK FILM with support from THE DANISH FILM INSTITUTE by NEW DANISH SCREEN, Commissioning Editor Christina Ramsø Thomsen, TV2 Commissioning Editor Nikolaj Daugberg / Realdania / Claus Sørensens Fond / Merkurfonden / Danske Filminstruktører / Dansk Journalistforbund