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Richard Belfiore (additional writing)
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Release Date:
11 September 2009 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
In a world of growing disasters and wars ... everyone is needed. See more »
Plot:
Four volunteers travel to Peraliya, Sri Lankan after the 2004 tsunami, and their planned two-week journey becomes a year of heartbreak and rebirth. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
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Haitian Earthquake Relief
 (From CultureCatch. 20 February 2010, 4:59 AM, PST)

Precious Music: Q&A with Composer Mario Grigorov
 (From Alt Film Guide. 9 November 2009, 1:14 AM, PST)

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There are few more inspiring films than The Third Wave See more (20 total) »

Cast

 
A.P. Darmedesa ... Himself
Bruce French ... Himself
Oscar Gubernati ... Himself
Donny Paterson ... Himself

Alison Thompson ... Herself

Directed by
Alison Thompson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Belfiore  additional writing

Produced by
Joe Amodei .... executive producer
Kym Anthony .... executive producer
Richard Belfiore .... co-executive producer
Jeremy Chilnick .... co-producer
Cedar Daniels .... co-producer
Peter Demas .... executive producer
Sunil Elvitigala .... co-producer
Marco Franzoni .... co-producer
Oscar Gubernati .... producer
Doug Kennedy .... associate producer
David Pederson .... co-executive producer (as Dave Pederson)
Morgan Spurlock .... executive producer
Russell Terlecki .... co-producer
Alison Thompson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mario Grigorov 
Jaron Lanier 
 
Cinematography by
Sunil Elvitigala 
Marco Franzoni 
 
Film Editing by
Cedar Daniels 
Peter Demas 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sunil Elvitigala .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Arnie Schlissel .... colorist
 
Music Department
Bo Boddie .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
David Magdael .... publicist
Anne Stulz .... publicist (uncredited)
 

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France:94 min
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After the 2010 Haiti earthquake disaster, director Alison Thompson flew to Haiti with Sean Penn and Oscar Gubernati and ran a field hospital and refugee camp of over 70,000 people for 6 months.See more »
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Oscar:So I went to the bank and took out everything I had which was 400 dollars and flew to Colombo and rented a van, what started out to be a small trip of two weeks turned out to be something very very different!See more »

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85 out of 85 people found the following review useful.
There are few more inspiring films than The Third Wave, 17 December 2007
Author: dannypeary from United States

In giving "The Third Wave" my highest rating, I have no problem in disclosing that I am friends with its remarkable director Alison Thompson. Did our friendship influence my great admiration for her documentary? Not at all. In fact, we became friends after I was awed by the movie at the Tribeca Film Festival and wanted very much to interview Thompson to post on a web site so that other people would know about "The Third Wave." All filmmakers and every fan of documentaries will be excited by the guerrilla, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants camera-work--where the camera seems to be exploring and documenting on its own, and anything or anybody can venture in front of the lens. But much more significant is that every movie fan, every human being, will experience an immense emotional impact watching Thompson and her volunteer cohorts, in an exotic far-away land, try to lessen heartbroken tragedy with kindness, selflessness, and good will--and to see the broken people they're trying to help love them back or--in scenes with a "Lord of the Flies" feel-turn against them. While the money we sent to Indonesia after the tsunami got "lost" in transit, the volunteers sent themselves to nurse (Alison set up a hospital and in her spare time collected the bones of tsunami victims) and rebuild and teach. These humanitarians are fascinating, as are the people they encounter in Piralya, the village they bring back to life in Sri Lanka. Talk about role models and saints, forget the heroes played by actors in fictional epics in theaters and watch this little movie for the real deal, a four-person emergency peace corps who went to the disaster area for two weeks and stayed for two extraordinary years--the least we viewers can do is watch Alison Thompson and company work miracles for not even two hours. Danny Peary

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