Before the Flood

Description: Before the Flood documents the engrossing story of the South Pacific nation of Tuvalu, once the world’s third-poorest country. In 1999, Tuvalu’s government sold its .tv Internet name for $25 million. The 11,000 citizens then spent $6 million tarring 19km of roads, to use their new petrol-powered cars and bikes. But these roads may be under water within two decades. Tuvalu could be the first country to disappear through rising sea-levels caused by global warming. This tiny nation is determined to fight – with an environmental lawsuit against the world’s worst polluters.

Director: Paul Lindsay
Year: 2004
Length: 70 minutes
Country: United Kingdom
Distributor: Stampede Films [gb]