This is an extremely respectful documentary about the aftermath of the boxing day tsunami in Thailand. It shows footage of the disaster as it happened and the aftermath including bodies strewn on beaches but It doesn't linger on these images and at times blurs details. It has haunting interviews with survivors and family of people who died, but at no time is the drama sensationalised. The narrative is mainly focussed on the brave and selfless people tasked with the truly overwhelming job of identifying the thousands of bodies so loved ones can have closure. It discusses the methods used, the effect it has on their mental health and the obstacles in their path. The fact that so many bodies WERE identified is a credit to these people and the documentary is a tribute to their effort and sacrifice. It's a thoroughly interesting watch from start to finish, don't expect happy endings though, this isn't Hollywood.
After the Wave
After the Wave
The Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004 was the most devastating natural disaster in modern times, killing 228,000 people across 13 countries in just a few hours. AFTER THE WAVE tells the untold story of this epic forensic operation in Thailand to identify and return home the bodies of over 5,000 victims, both locals and holidaymakers from around the world. Led by a crack Australian team, the best forensic specialists from around the world were in a race against time to give back every victim their identity. Creating forensic history, the international team's mantra from the outset was 'we will take them home', a seemingly impossible ambition but one that almost succeeded. In this film forensic science intersects with powerful stories of survival and loss, attempting to make some sense out of a tragedy so bewilderingly complete that nearly a decade out it still seems far-fetched to most of us.
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November 10, 2020 at 06:24 AM