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.
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...