Like many fathers, street artist Alex Face is worried about his daughter’s future in Thailand. Bangkok might be under water soon – a fate faced by other cities. Alex’s graffiti is a call to action. And city planners are transforming their surroundings into landscapes that fight floods.
Street artist Alex Face sprays the truth on walls: his daughter standing knee-deep in water. He travels to a village that has already been overwhelmed by the sea. It’s a scenario that city planners and landscape architects in Bangkok are countering with radical new concepts – like buildings that act as gigantic sponges.
DW presents: UNSEEN (Five-part documentary series)
Invisible guests in your food, your hometown sinking, unhealthy dust hiding in your lungs. Discover heroes with amazing solutions – and inspiration for a better life!
Keeping your kids safe from air pollution / UNSEEN (1/5): https://youtu.be/KrsGQpSv5Co
How to avoid microplastics in your food / UNSEEN (2/5): https://youtu.be/acMYHAmNLlE
Fighting the floods: how not to lose your city / UNSEEN (3/5): https://youtu.be/9BTrzAGhy8U
How to cope with traffic jams (without going crazy) / UNSEEN (4/5): Online July 7
How technology makes life easier – and what’s still up to you / UNSEEN (5/5): Online July 14
UNSEEN opens your eyes. We travel through Southeast Asia and discover stories about people whose lives could be yours. In Indonesia, children suffer from air pollution – something doctors, architects and entrepreneurs are fighting with innovative and original concepts. Then we head to Malaysia for an episode in learning how to deal with microplastics in food. We follow a fan of great cuisine on his own personal journey. What’s safe to eat and drink? Which products are good, and which don’t measure up? Next up is Thailand’s capital Bangkok, one of Asia’s sinking cities. Its inhabitants prepare for future floods, adapting their city and seeking tools to make their homes safe. In Vietnam we get caught in gridlock. Nothing new! But this time, we’re stuck with some cool rappers teaching people how not to go crazy in traffic. And finally, in Taiwan, it’s all about green tech. Learn about the hopes and limits of the new technologies being developed to solve life’s challenges. Join us on an exciting trip in five episodes – one that will open your eyes to beastly challenges and promising solutions!
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