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.

Credits

Director
Mixage
Production company
VPRO TV

Title: Noorderlicht - De paniekfactor
Year: 2001
Duration : 24 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2001

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