The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan as experienced by the survivors

3/11 - The Tsunami: The First 3 Days

  • Captured through the lenses of residents on site and NHK cameras over the course of 3 days
  • The horrifying aftermath of an unprecedented “triple-disaster”
  • A cautionary tale and compelling human drama

Using footage shot at the center of the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, we bring you a story of horror and heroism during one of history's worst catastrophes. Vast areas along Japan's Pacific coast were devastated. Entire communities were washed away and residents were forced to evacuate. An accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant created a radioactive no-man's-land. But in the days that followed, amid the chaos and confusion, countless people sprang into action to assist victims and search for survivors.

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