On May 12, 2008, at 2:28 pm, a massive earthquake struck China's Sichuan province, leaving 80,000 dead or missing and millions homeless. In the disaster's wake, China's government seemed to present a new face to the world by permitting increased media coverage, accepting international aid and expressing sympathy for the quake's victims. Was this the beginning of a new openness in China? And what is the future for the people of Sichuan? Looks at these questions through the stories of four survivors.
My high school students became very empathetic towards the students spotlighted in this film. It certainly made the content of "Earthquakes" come to life. Thank you for this film! J. Trout
The students were riveted to the lives of what this national disaster did to its people and how the Chinese reported it and recovered.