The documentary about the tragic volcanic eruption in New Zealand is currently the most streamed Netflix film.
As Netflix continues its tradition of offering original documentary content, a newcomer is rising to the forefront of the streaming platform. The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari, which was released on December 3, 2022 and directed by veteran documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy, is enjoying a surge in popularity and its harrowing tale of 2019’s natural disaster slipping to the number one spot in the United States.
On December 9, 2019, an active volcano erupted on an island called Whakaari/White Island, causing numerous casualties and destruction. The island, a popular tourist destination – due to the volcano that decimated it – was home to 47 people on the day of the eruption, 22 of whom died in the wake of the disaster.
Kennedy’s hauntingly guided, to-the-minute narration of the fateful day not only tells the story of the chaos and lives lost, but also of the simple and brave people who faced this situation. Featuring interviews with survivors and unlikely heroes of the tragedy, the film reflects on the resilience of the human spirit, the invisible and visible scars shared by victims of disaster, and the common threads that weave between humanity and our place in nature.
With a 92% Rotten Tomatoes rating, the tragic yet bitterly inspirational documentary has garnered plaudits from critics and viewers alike. While many cite it as one of the most emotional documentaries they have seen, Kennedy’s insightful and tender approach to trauma makes the film an essential, if difficult, viewing.
The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari is now available to stream on Netflix.
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