With its newest documentary, The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari, Netflix revisits the catastrophic 2019 Whakaari volcano eruption off the coast of New Zealand. The testimonies of survivors and rescuers and minute-by-minute footage drive this riveting documentary about the fatal volcanic eruption. If you are curious to know where to watch The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari, the documentary film will premiere on Netflix on December 16, 2022.
What is the release date of The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari?
The documentary film The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari will premiere on Friday, December 16, 2022.
Where to watch The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari online?
The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari, the documentary film, will air on Netflix on December 16, 2022.
What is The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari about?
The documentary depicts the horrible minute-by-minute experience of the tourist groups who visited the island for a typical sightseeing excursion. And had that trip become a nightmare of lava and deadly ash. It aims to convey the utter dread of that day for everyone involved by using first-person testimonies from survivors and rescuers. The teaser includes some first-hand tales from witnesses as well as some ominous pictures that were taken when the eruption was happening.
The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari Official Trailer
The setting of the day is established in the trailer’s opening. The day was breathtaking, and the hike went off without a hitch. The volcano exploded, and all hell broke loose since there was always a potential that something horrible would occur. As the ash started to fall, tourists on the island and in boats were desperately trying to escape the eruption. But as seen by the scars the survivors now bear, it was practically impossible to do so.
The survivors can still clearly recall the scorching heat on the island that day. And their concern that they had little chance of surviving. Even though police and others were prohibited from entering the island due to the dire circumstances, several rescuers raced out to save as many people as possible. The film shows how a neighborhood came together to save numerous individuals who would have otherwise perished on the island.
What are the critic reviews about The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari?
One critic Karl Quinn, from The Age (Australia), wrote: The Volcano does a fantastic job of depicting those two minutes of fear and the resulting lifetime of suffering for many.
Another critic Catherine Springer, from AwardsWatch, wrote: Despite not being a documentary, particularly on climate change, The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari is an incredibly powerful and effective warning that we are and always will be at the whim of nature.
What is the IMDb rating of The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari?
The IMDb rating of the documentary, The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari, is 8.2/10.
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Who is the director of The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari?
Rory Kennedy is the director of The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari.
What is the runtime of The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari?
The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari has a runtime of 1h 38m.
Who are the executive producers of The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari?
Leonardo DiCaprio and Ron Howard are the executive producers of The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari.