Surviving the Tsunami
- 1 x 58 min.
- Clean, M/E + English
- English script
- The huge tsunami triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake reached heights of 39 meters in some areas and struck villages and towns 6 kilometers inland.
Vast amounts of footage shot by NHK and local people captured the destructive force of this catastrophic wave. Using the footage shot on March 11 and the analysis of experts, this program sheds light on the menace of a giant tsunami. Survivors who appeared in the footage on that day were also found. They talk about what they thought and did from the time the earthquake struck until the tsunami swept through their towns. This program offers lessons on what needs to be done to protect people from a devastating tsunami.
- "Best current affairs documentary - domestic"
7th AIBs International Media Awards, 2011 -- London, U.K.
- "Humanitarian Concern Award / International "Gold Panda" Awards for Films on Natural disasters"
11th Sichuan TV Festival, 2011 -- Chengdu, Sichuan, China
- "Highly Commended / Best Social Awareness Programme"
16th Asian Television Awards, 2011 -- Singapore
- "George Foster Peabody Awards"
71st George Foster Peabody Awards, 2012 -- New York, U.S.A.
- "Silver World Medal / Television - Documentary/Information Program"
New York Festivals, World's Best Television & Films, 2012 -- New York, U.S.A.