By utilizing harrowing home-video footage and CGI with the use of a supercomputer, the documentary attempts to recreate the tsunami, to allow viewers to experience what the people went through
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake struck the northern coast of Japan, triggering tsunamis of up to 133 feet. INSIDE THE TSUNAMI investigates what happened in Kamaishi, where residents were overwhelmed by the tsunami that traveled far inland, taking the lives of over 1000 people. Based on firsthand accounts of survivors who were actually caught up in the enormous tidal wave, the program analyzes the behavior and mechanics of the tsunami. By utilizing harrowing home-video footage and Hollywood-style CGI with the use of a supercomputer, INSIDE THE TSUNAMI attempts to recreate the tsunami, to allow viewers to experience what the people went through. Their stories provide lessons on how we should all act in the face of life-threatening disasters.