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How to stop a hurricane?

Friday 10th October 2008 from 14h00 to 15h30
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Robin Benger
Written by
Robin Benger
Produced by
Cogent, Benger Productions

Documentary, Canada, 2007, 43 min

Middle School Jury's Prize

Is it possible?

There are two things you can say for sure about hurricanes. One, they are Nature’s most destructive force, and two, another big one will soon be on its way. With Katrina’s devastation fresh in the memory, and the likelihood of another storm like her on the horizon, what if anything, can the most technologically powerful nation in history do to save itself? Believe it or not, there are dozens of scientists, government researchers, inventors, and entrepreneurs who think hurricanes can be stopped. Could their theories work?

Part human drama and part technological exploration, How to stop a Hurricane is a fantastic scientific thriller on one of Nature’s Great Beasts, and Man’s attempt to contain it.


Debate with :

  • Jean-Yves Grandpeix, Laboratory of Dynamic Meteorology