A series of documentary specials about natural disasters around the world, not only featuring new and spectacular footage, but also focusing on the incredible human interest stories behind these catastrophes.
Recent events have turned our attention to nature and its awesome power. This series of documentary specials focuses on natural disasters, their effects, and science’s help in prediction. Chilling footage that is powerful without being over sensationalized focuses on the incredible human-interest stories behind these catastrophes, while computer graphics let scientists offer clear explanations as to how these forces of nature operate.
Episode #101: EARTHQUAKES This episode examines some of the most powerful earthquakes in history and tries to understand what causes earthquakes to occur.
Episode #102: FLOODS Filmmaker Andreas Laschober demonstrates the unpredictability of floods with compelling footage and interviews with victims and rescue workers who have survived.
Episode #103: MONSOON More than 60 percent of the world’s population lives in the areas influenced by the Monsoon, and their existence depends on the effects of this powerful climate-maker. There, the Monsoon decides whether it will be a blessed or a cursed year.
Episode #104: LANDSLIDES This episode portrays the unbelievable power of a landslide. We speak to people who have lost relatives to landslides and we find out how far science and research has come in the prevention of landslides.
Episode #105: FREAK WAVES Today scientists working with wave pools and mathematical models have proven that gigantic freak waves can form in the ocean, seemingly out of nowhere, as high as 35 meters. New discoveries may help to make collisions between freak waves and ships predictable, and avoidable.
Episode #106: EL NINO What causes this destructive and terrible weather pattern to grow? How can scientists predict it’s arrival? What can the people who will be most affected by it do to protect themselves and their families? Spectacular footage with insightful interviews brings a human face to this natural disaster.
Episode #107: CHASING KILLER STORMS Filmmaker Udo Maurer accompanies Tornado hunters, as they stalk their prey across the great plains of America’s Midwest.
LENGTH: 7 x One-Hour
INTERNATIONAL TRACK: Yes
CLOSED CAPTIONS: No
ASPECT RATIO: 4:3
PRODUCTION YEAR: 1998-2005
RELEASE YEAR: 1998-2005
SUPPLIER: Langbein & Skalnik Media
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
RIGHTS TERRITORY: Worldwide