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The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Survivors share stories in natural disaster docu; peril.

Movie PG-13 2022 98 minutes
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This insightful documentary shows how an unexpected act can unintentionally bring out the best in people. In The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari, 19-year-old Jesse Langford and other tourists travel to the New Zealand island. A surprise eruption of the area's active volcano, however, causes citizens and visitors to offer unconditional support to others without giving the situation a second thought. "In the face of Mother Nature and all that she can throw at us," says Whakatāne, New Zealand, resident Mark Inman, "remember as humans, we'll always have each other."

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