Disaster

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

There are a number of levels on which disastrous events mayoccur. It is often that in the aftermath of these events that people realizehow fragile some of these levels actually are.

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

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

This category contains professional documentaries andamateur 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 amassive damage in property.

Learn about the airplane tragedy that happened just daysafter the 9/11. It was the crash of the AA Flight 587 with devastatingconsequences. Go back in time and witness the story about one of the mosttragic events in naval history. Find out what caused the sinking of the greatTitanic and the loss of many lives.

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

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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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Aviation
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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Disaster
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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Conspiracy
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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Aviation
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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Business
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 joint venture with ...

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Aviation
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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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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Disaster
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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