The Volcano Rescue from Whakaari: Release Date, Trailer, Story and More Updates

The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari:  For his latest documentary “The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari” Oscar-nominated filmmaker Rory Kennedy travels to the coast of New Zealand in December 2019 to film the devastating volcanic eruption.The documentary boasts Leonardo DiCaprio and Ron Howard as its executive producers. The 2019 Whakaari volcano eruption off the coast of New Zealand is revisited in the new documentary The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari will be available on Netflix.

The film which Leonardo DiCaprio (Don’t Look Up) and Ron Howard (We Feed People) served as executive producers for is directed by Oscar nominee Rory Kennedy (Last Days in Vietnam) and chronicles the horrifying minute-by-minute experience of the tourist groups on the island as their routine sightseeing trip turned into a nightmare of toxic ash and lava. It aims to convey the sheer terror of that day for everyone involved by using first-hand accounts from survivors and rescuers.

What is the Release date of The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari?

The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari releases on Netflix on December 16 and in theatres December 9 2022. The Volcano Rescue from Whakaari, In this in-depth look at the 1999 Whakaari/White Island volcanic eruption in New Zealand, director Rory Kennedy  investigates the tragedy that claimed 22 lives.

The Volcano Rescue from Whakaari
The Volcano Rescue from Whakaari

The film uses survivor footage and interviews to vividly recreate the day that regular people were called upon to perform extraordinary acts, contextualising the tragedy within the broader themes of nature’s resilience and the strength of our common humanity. The tragedy and triumph of The Volcano Rescue from Whakaari is deeply felt.

Watch the Trailer of The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari

With over 223 million paid subscribers in over 190 countries, Netflix is the leading streaming entertainment service in the world. Its subscribers watch TV shows, documentaries, movies and play mobile games in a wide range of genres and languages. The Volcano Rescue from Whakaari is a minute-by-minute account of tourists caught in a tragic volcanic eruption while sightseeing on an island off New Zealand in 2019.

It honours the survivors as well as the ordinary people who came to their rescue. The trailer revisits devastating New Zealand Disaster. Watch the trailer in the video given below:

The trailer begins by introducing the day in question. Everything about the hike and the day itself was ideal. It was possible that everything would go horribly wrong and when the volcano erupted, chaos ensued. Tourists in boats and on the island are seen fleeing the eruption as ash falls on camera but as evidenced by the scars the survivors still bear it was nearly impossible to get away unscathed.

People who were there that day said the island had an unearthly heat and they thought they wouldn’t make it. Despite police and other outsiders being forbidden from entering the island many rescuers went out to try to save as many people as they could. The footage shows how the islanders banded together to save many lives that would have otherwise been lost.

The Volcano functions in large part because cameras are now standard on most smartphones. In an interview with Filmmaker Magazine, Kennedy credited the footage shot by tourists for giving the audience a sense that every second of the disaster counted. In addition to the work of cinematographers Dominic Fryer, Mike Jonathan, Mark Lapwood and Murray Milne.

Given the prevalence of cellphones and video cameras and the fact that this was indeed a tourist activity. I believed there must be footage that would enable me to stay close to the ground minute by minute, she explained.

What Will be the Story of Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari?

Before the 22nd anniversary of the eruption, Kennedy premiered the documentary at the AFI and DOC NYC film festivals. The prolific director is best known for her work on the documentaries Last Days in Vietnam, American Hollow, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib and most recently Downfall: The Case Against Boeing all of which were nominated for Academy Awards.

The Volcano Rescue from Whakaari
The Volcano Rescue from Whakaari

She is also working on two other untitled features one of which will focus on Synanon and the other on post-World War II refugees. Brian Grazer, Jennifer Davisson and Phillip Watson joined Leonardo DiCaprio and Ron Howard as the film’s executive producers. Aside from Mark Bailey and Dallas Brennan Rexer, the team also includes Sara Bernstein and Justin Wilkes.

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