By Nestor U. Torre
Grittily shot documentary-style, Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor’s latest starrer, “The Impossible,” recalls in harrowing detail the real-life disaster that was the huge tsunami wave that hit Thailand some years ago. The two stars play the parents of three young boys.
By Rito P. Asilo
You’ll find yourself flinching at the sight of suffering depicted in the compelling true-to-life drama, “The Impossible.” Triggered by the third-strongest earthquake ever recorded (with a magnitude of 9.2), the December 2004 tsunami swept away coastal communities with waves of up to 98 feet high and killed more than 230,000 people in 14 countries!
Eight years after the devastating 2004 tsunami, British actors Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts star in a film recounting the tragedy through the eyes of a tourist family caught up in the tidal wave.
US pop legend Cyndi Lauper on Monday called on the world not to forget Japan’s northern region, a day after the first anniversary of the country’s quake-tsunami disaster.
As Japan plunged into crisis with a triple earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in March, organizers of the Fuji Rock Festival were faced with a choice over whether the show should go on.