DD to telecast documentary on Tsunami on 25 December

MUMBAI: On the first anniversary of the natural disaster that affected millions, DD is paying tribute in the form of a documentary directed by Kevin Sim. The film tells the story of the Asian tsunami directly through the experience of those who were deeply affected by it.

Co-produced by FBC Media Pvt. Ltd, the documentary Tsunami: Wave of Disaster will be telecast on 25 December at 10:00 pm. This has been the second co-production between the Mumbai based FBC Media Pvt. Ltd and Diverse with the last project being, Indian Finishing School, for Channel 4, UK.

Powerfully told through individual testimony, Tsunami: Waves Of Disaster unfolds the personal story of the tragedy. It's as close as one can get, through a documentary, to watching the catastrophe unfold through the eyes of the survivors, states an official release.

With tens of thousands of western tourists enjoying a Christmas on the beach, the most destructive wave in history was just a few hours away. Few people had any clue then of what was about to happen.

Yet for the Onge tribe - on a small island in the Indian Ocean - they knew all was not well. Believing that the earth and the oceans rest on a giant tree, which is sometimes shaken by evil spirits, they are constantly vigilant for signs of impending natural disaster, the release adds.

The Onge trust the natural world and regard natural disasters as proof of God's displeasure with man. One fisherman notes: "You have an account in the bank, we have one in the sea. It was a great shock that a sea that meant so much to us would do this."

In Banda Aceh, Indonesia just before eight o'clock local time an earthquake struck. The city of Banda Aceh on the Western tip of Sumatra was just sixty miles from the epicenter. A short time afterwards, one local child recalls: "They shouted, 'the sea water is coming'  People were screaming and then I saw itI thought doomsday had arrived." The waters hit whilst he was in the mosque and he held on to the walls with all his might.

In marked contrast, the Onge saw what they thought were signals of impending trouble and headed for the forests inland. One tribesman notes: "We remembered what our ancestors taught us. That land and sea always fight over boundaries."

Latest Reads
Watch Rani Mukerji’s ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award’ winning performance in ‘Hichki’ only on Sony MAX

After garnering success at the box office and a heart-warming response from the audience, the Rani Mukerji starrer ‘Hichki’ is all set for its Worldwide Television Premiere only on Sony Pictures Networks’ number 1 Hindi movie channel, Sony MAX on Saturday, 26th March at 9pm. Directed by Siddharth...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
World Television Premiere of Raid on Star Gold

This May, Star Gold to bring the World Television Premiere of Raid. Touted as first Bollywood project to be based on an Income Tax raid, this Ajay Devgn starrer hit will be showcased on 27th May 2018, Sunday at 1 PM on Star Gold.

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
Travelxp explores Nagaland this month; Strictly Street, Krazee Foodie return for second seasons

Travelxp, the world’s leading travel channel, continues to excite its viewers with its popular show ‘Xplore Nagaland’ and new seasons of ‘Strictly Street’ and ‘Krazee Foodie’ as it continues to bring an experience of new places, diverse cultures and exotic cuisine straight to viewers’ living rooms...

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
BBC StoryWorks expands into India

BBC StoryWorks, the global content marketing team within BBC Global News Ltd, has expanded into India with staff now based in the country for the first time as part of wider growth across the Asia Pacific region.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
Firstpost turns 7: a look back at the milestones

MUMBAI: India’s leading digital news platform known for its path breaking content and remarkable journalism, celebrates 7 years in the industry. The platform was launched in 2011 by Network18 as an exclusive online news and views website and app accessible across platforms and...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Star to telecast IPL finale on 17 channels, adds Marathi Malayalam feeds

On the evening of 27 May, Star India wants to ensure you see nothing but IPL on your TV screens, no matter where you are or what language you speak. It has roped in Star Pravah and Asianet movies to add two new language feeds for better reach of the IPL 2018 in Marathi and Malayalam respectively.

Television TV Channels Sports
Sunil Lulla joins Balaji Telefilms as group CEO

MUMBAI: Indian production company Balaji Telefilms has appointed Sunil Lulla as its new group chief executive officer. His new role will be effective from 25 May 2018. He will replace Sameer Nair who quit the company to join Applause Entertainment.

Television TV Channels People
Nielsen on changing landscape of global sports

MUMBAI: The global sports industry is undergoing more disruption than ever as a result of ongoing shifts in media consumption, the emergence of new technologies and a rapidly evolving sponsorship market.

Television TV Channels Sports
ITW Consulting appoints Navneet Sharma as president, international strategy, sales & IP development

ITW Consulting, a global sports commerce specialising in crafting and executing multi-faceted brand management solutions across sports, entertainment and media, has appointed Navneet Sharma as president international strategy sales and IP development w.e.f. from May 2018.

Television TV Channels Sports

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories