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  • I enjoy documentaries about historical events and natural phenomena, so I rented a documentary called Krakatoa
  • I would have enjoyed the documentary more if the focus had been on the people and what happened to them, such as how they survived (or did not survive) the eruption and tsunami
  • In my opinion, the documentary got bogged down with too many scientific details about the eruption
  • If you are really looking for the stories of the people who were eyewitness to the tragedy, you will be disappointed


    • by Opalina143
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      I enjoy documentaries about historical events and natural phenomena, so I rented a documentary called Krakatoa. This PBS documentary was about a volcanic eruption that happened in the early 20th century.

      Thousands of people were killed in the eruption and the ensuing tsunami that hit Java and Sumatra in Indonesia.

      The documentary revealed a great deal of information about volcanoes and Krakatoa in particular.

      It discussed how lava flows, how pressure


      builds beneath the earth, and how scientists discovered different types of rocks in the area of the eruption.

      The documentary also had reenactments of the last weeks of life on the nearby island of Java.

      The volcano had many small eruptions before the big one, in which it was blasted completely apart.

      The documentary followed a Dutch official and his family who were caught in the eruption.

      There was also a ...


      • dramatization of two explorers (men who really existed) who came to take samples after the first signs of volcanic unrest.

        I would have enjoyed the documentary more if the focus had been on the people and what happened to them, such as how they survived (or did not survive) the eruption and tsunami.

        In my opinion, the documentary got bogged down with too many scientific details about the eruption.

        I

        was nowhere near as interested in what kind of rock the lava consisted of than I was in how the people living there were affected.

        If you are interested in the science of volcanoes, and just want to know a bit about the historical detail, this would be a good documentary to get.

        If you are really looking for the stories of the people who were eyewitness to the tragedy, you will be disappointed.




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