Discovery: Tsunami - The Race for Survival DivX AC3 (www.mvgroup.org)
The Indian Ocean tsunami was nature at its most awesome - horrifying and destructive. In Thailand, beach resorts were transformed instantly from sundrenched slices of paradise to total devastation.
Tsunami - The Race for Survival goes beyond the headlines, beyond the statistics, beyond the science to meet just a handful of the millions of people caught up in this terrible event, a few of the lucky ones - the survivors. They are ordinary men and women who experienced an extraordinary moment: one they will never forget - one moment that will change their lives forever.
There are those that were forced to make the unimaginable decision - to let go of one child in order to cling onto another; others tell of miraculous rescues and heartbreaking losses. One woman resigned herself to death only to be saved in a second of bizarre irony - she was saved by the power of the wave itself. Another woman only survived because she dived deep beneath the tsunami, letting the wall of water sweep over her. One man lived because he clung to an ancient tree that is sacred to the local Buddhist monks. All the survivors' stories are different, but all will resonate as one quietly imagines oneself in such a desperate situation.
There is breathtaking footage of the tsunami's force: cars, trucks, buildings and people are all swept aside in its wake. But behind nature's carnage are truly incredible feats of human courage and selflessness, and these stories are retold by survivors, interviewed in their homes after a few days reflection on their experience.
Tsunami - the Race for Survival not only puts a human face on a tragedy so massive, but also demonstrates all the inner strength and resilience that dwells in the human spirit.
Video Codec: DivX
Video Bitrate: 1950 Kbps
Video Resolution: 720x544
Video Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Video Framerate: 29.97
Audio Codec: Dolby AC3
Audio Bitrate: 384 kb/s @ 48KHz
Audio Channels: Stereo (2/0)
Runtime per Part: 45 minutes
Number of Parts: 1
Part Size: 746 MB (1/6 DVDR)
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