Alive: 20 Years Later (1993)

Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History  |   Run Time - 25 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter

In 1972, a plane carrying a Chilean rugby team and their companions went down in the Andes Mountains with 40 people aboard. Thirty-two passengers survived the crash into the snowy hillside. The story of their ordeal was recounted by Piers Paul Read in his book, entitled Alive. Ten weeks later, when help came, only 16 people were alive. The story of their determination to survive, which included eating some of their dead companions, fascinated and shocked the world. This documentary catches up with the survivors 20 years later, for insight into the perspective that time has brought to their views and feelings about the event that changed their lives forever.



reality, cannibal, disaster, reunion, survivor, plane-crash, rescue