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Flashback Friday-Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006)

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami was one of the most devastating natural disasters of recent memory. It is estimated that about a quarter of a million people died in fourteen countries.

The 2006 television movie, Tsunami: The Aftermath, is the story of a diverse group of Tsunami survivors whose lives are forever transformed by the experience. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Gina McKee and Chiwetel Ejiofor, as three of the survivors, this television movie is about the will to survive against all odds.

Tales of survival after a natural disaster are nothing new. These stories have been told by human beings since the dawn of time. But what makes this story stand out how each of the character’s go on a different journey, but somehow, their experiences find ways of coming together.

I recommend it.

 

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Throwback Thursday-The Impossible (2012)

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami is one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. It is estimated that a quarter of a million lives were lost and 14 countries were devastated by the both the earthquake and tsunami.

In the 2012 film, The Impossible, Maria (Naomi Watts) and Henry (Ewan McGregor) are a married couple on vacation in Thailand with their children. Then the tsunami hits and the family is torn apart in a futile attempt to outrun the sea. Will the family survive and if they do, will they be intact or mourning the loves ones who did not survive?

While the narrative could have been punched up a bit, knowing that this is based on a true story only adds to the tension and heightens the drama.

Do I recommend it? Yes.

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