Disaster

Every day people across the world engage in their every day routines, living their lives on a certain agenda. Suddenly, that comfortable routine is violently interrupted with an event or a series of events with a life changing impact. The documentaries and video materials in this category explore the causes and the aftermath of those events.

There are a number of levels on which disastrous events may occur. It is often that in the aftermath of these events that people realize how fragile some of these levels actually are.

Unfortunately, as diverse term as disaster is, it needed to be classified. The result of that classification was the establishment of two major groups. The natural process or phenomenon that may cause loss of life, injury or other health impacts, loss of assets, social and economic disruption, or environmental damage was given the common name of Natural Hazard.

The second major group is called Human-Instigated disasters and it encompasses various misfortunate events where the human factor was the responsible party. Some of the examples of such events are fires, transport accidents, industrial accidents, oil spills and nuclear explosions resulting in highly dangerous radiation waves in a large radius of the explosion.

This category contains professional documentaries and amateur video footages of numerous disasters across the globe. For instance, watch the amateur footage of what was the most devastating natural disaster. The tsunami in 2004 left a shocking death toll of nearly 230,000 people and a massive damage in property.

Learn about the airplane tragedy that happened just days after the 9/11. It was the crash of the AA Flight 587 with devastating consequences. Go back in time and witness the story about one of the most tragic events in naval history. Find out what caused the sinking of the great Titanic and the loss of many lives.

Unfortunately, when a disaster strikes, people often lose the one precious thing that they cannot replace and that is the life. Homes shall be rebuilt, material assets acquired, landscape damage repaired and all shall be as it was before. Follow the stories of people and their tremendous loses and the strength needed for the recovery.

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Military/War
syrian refugees
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The video opens with the sound of child talking how are they going to Germany. “We will be going through these little boats, and a lot of people are not surviving. But we have to do it. For me...

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Disaster
The Chernobyl Disaster – SFD Documentary
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While running a non routine test on Reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in Ukraine, a chain reaction (no pun in tended) of serious mistakes cause the core to ultimately meltdown, explode and ...

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Disaster
BA Flight 5390 Disaster – Seconds From Disaster
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On 10 June 1990, on British Airways Flight 5390, the cockpit window blew out, blowing the captain partially through the hole. A member of the cabin crew clung to the pilot's legs as the co-pilot compl...

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Political
From Dust
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From Dust is a cinematic expose of one Government’s response to a natural disaster. Filmed in Sri Lanka after the devastating tsunami, it reveals the motives behind a new law that prevented survivor...

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Political
Oklahoma City Bombing Conspiracy
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A disgruntled citizen angered at the US state department (Tim McVeigh), sets off a bomb at the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma. The bomb destroys his van and due to the volume of explosives...

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Disaster
BA Flight 9 Near Disaster in Jakarta
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BA Flight 9, a 747 bound for Auckland in New Zealand loses power to all 4 engines 15KM above the earth. Pilots have no idea what’s going on and declare emergency. Just before the flight ditches in t...

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Social
Total Denial: Film by Milena Kaneva
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Burma, the country of the Golden Pagodas, strangled by a military junta.A pipeline built by two oil companies, TOTAL and UNOCAL. Slave labor, rape and murder are the results of the...

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Disaster
Deadly Crossroads – Flight 2937 – Mayday
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Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 is flying with 69 people on board from Russia including 45 school children. The aircraft collides with DHL Flight 611, with the two pilots on board....

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Tsunami: Caught On Camera
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The Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004 was the most devastating natural disaster in recorded history – almost 230,000 people were killed. And as the catastrophe unfolded, remarkable amat...

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Political
The Fog of War
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This is a documentary about the secretary of defense, Robery McNamara. This documentary gives us some great insight into the Kennedy Administration during the Cuban Missile Crisis...

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This video looks at the Australian governments handling of the Bali bombings in 2002. An amazing in depth look at what happened in Bali the night a group of Muslim East Timor extre...

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Technology
Garbage Warrior
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This enthralling documentary is not simply about the fascinating subject of Garbage recycling and bio-diversity along with the architechtural designs associated with biotechture bu...

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Children of the Tsunami ' reveals a cruel story behind the greatest tsunami and a nuclear plant disaster. This story sets in two main locations: a primary school near at the place ...

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Social
An Alfred Hitchcock documentary on the Nazi Holocaust
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A film the British Government deemed too grisly for release after World War II – has received its public debut on British television. Fifteen minutes of the black-and- white film...

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Disaster
An Inconvenient Truth
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This 2006 Documentary made by former vice-president and presidential nominee Al Gore, focuses on his life as well as a presentation on the dangers of global warming. Although some ...

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Social
Life Without Benedetta
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On July 7th 2005, the United Kingdom was attacked in its capital, London, by terrorists who killed 52 innocent people and injured hundreds more. One of the victims was Italian born...

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At a festive dance party in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas city, dancers and spectators watch the competition from 20 meter high skywalks. Half way into the competition, the sky...

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"This very short video documents a differing view from the one presented by Al Gore in “An Inconvenient Truth”. This may not be the large scale production of the Al Gore one bu...

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"This is a documentary “short” covering the fateful tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic and the interest this event still holds for many people. It is a century since the Tit...

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"An earthquake registering at nearly 9.5 on the Richter scale strikes in the Indian ocean causing the largest Tsunami in recorded history. The waves generated were enough to kill h...

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"This documentary film is an episode of The Biography Channel’s “I Survived - Beyond and Back” series which outlines a profound childhood Near Death Experience. As a result o...

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"Air Transat Flight 236 made a miraculous escape from what could have been a massive tragedy and disaster, this documentary describes what happened on this night. Faulty maintenanc...

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