Noorderlicht - De paniekfactor

Jos Wassink Short documentary - 2001 - 24 min.

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Episode from the VPRO series Noorderlicht about panic reactions. Immediately after the pub fire in Volendam, an emergency exit was wide open, while at the other end of the room visitors were stuck on the staircase. How is it possible that escape routes function so poorly in times of emergency? The Hungarian biophysicist Tamas Vicsek developed a mathematical model for panic reactions that may explain a lot.


Director(s) Jos Wassink
Producer(s) Hansje van Etten
Production Company VPRO TV
Director of Photography
Willem Heshusius
Jackó van 't Hof
Jan Overweg
Jack Bol
Sound on Set
Production Country