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Tsunami: Caught on Camera (2009)

A minute-by-minute account of the Boxing Day 2004 Tsunami told through amateur video footage of people who were there.

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Janice Sutherland
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Credited cast:
Shonti Breisch Shonti Breisch ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jai Breisch Jai Breisch ... Himself - Survivor
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The Boxing Day Tsunami was the most devastating natural disaster in recorded history - almost 230,000 people were killed. And as the catastrophe unfolded, remarkable amateur video footage emerged. It was shot by people from all around the vast impact area and depicted the terror and chaos they experienced as the massive waves struck land. Now that footage will be collated into one film: a minute-by-minute account of the devastation, told by the people who were there. We will trace the disaster's terrible seven-hour timeline and massive geographic range, from the initial undersea earthquake, to the sweeping arc of destruction around the Indian Ocean, and the immediate and tragic aftermath. Written by Darlow Smithson Productions

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

30 December 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Szökőár a kamerák előtt See more »

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Despite its name, a great documentary.
27 August 2014 | by looskuhSee all my reviews

I accidentally came across this film. It was a Channel 4 doc, and in the first minute I felt like I was accidentally going to watch a sappy yet terrible cheap tears doc feasting on the tragedy of others.

But I think it was the opposite. What a beautiful documentary. This has a second layer to just telling the horrible things that happened to these victims of a disaster no one is to blame for.

"What happens to a person who's lives through an unspeakable disaster." should be the under title of this film. Car crashes and boob slips are "Caught on Camera". This is a doc that Janice Sutherland should get credit for. Well done.

However, there were a few gaps. There are multiple characters in this film that don't get the chance to tell what happened to them. That's really too bad.


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