Telefeature Aftershock follows the fortunes of four groups of people in the minutes, hours and days after Wellington is destroyed by 'the big one' – a magnitude 8.2 earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Buried office workers who must pull together; strangers, caught by the tsunami on the ruined motorway, who put themselves in danger to save another; a mother who must reunite her family; and, at the centre of the rescue operation, the controller bunkered down at the Wellington Emergency Management Office.
Aftershock is followed up by Aftershock - Would You Survive? a 45 minute factual programme where we test the average Kiwi’s preparedness for a natural disaster – and ability to survive if the worst happens. Aftershock – Would You Survive? puts an ordinary Kiwi family through their own personal disaster, challenging them at every turn as their world is literally shaken-up and then they’re made to cope in a disaster zone with no help, for three long days.
Available on DVD from the Filmshop.
Qantas Film and Television Awards - finalist in 5 categories, winner in 2 categories - 2009
90 minute docudrama for TV3.
Aired 8th October 2008.