I Am Alive

I Am Alive

Surviving the Andes Plane Crash

DVD - 2011
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Throughout history, the most harrowing stories of human survival, like that of the Donner Party in the 1840s, have involved people whose only means of staying alive was to cannibalize the deceased around them. On Friday the 13th of October, 1972, just such a story began when a charter plane carrying 45 rugby team members crashed in the remote Andes Mountains. For 72 days, the world thought they were dead. But what 16 survivors endured was far worse than death.
Publisher: [United States] : A&E Television Networks, c2011.
ISBN: 9781422916452
Branch Call Number: DVD-ED 613.69 I AM AL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Surviving the Andes plane crash


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In 1972, Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashed in the Andes Mountains with 45 people onboard. I Am Alive recounts the life and death struggle the survivors endure as they launch a blind survival expedition through nature’s most brutal environment.

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Nov 06, 2015

true experiences are always interesting...amazing survival story ! ...I remember when they were found alive and the judgemental things people said about these people just trying to survive was unreal...

aaa5756 Oct 03, 2013

The History Channel has done it again very well done documentary series. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

Nov 28, 2011

An amazing story of survival, this documentary explains honestly and gut-wrenchingly how the crash happened, how some survived, and how they got out.

libtechlady Sep 17, 2011

Excellent. Surviving members of the crash give accounts of the time spent on the mountain hoping and then despairing of rescue.

Jun 27, 2011

An excellent documentary about the famous 1972 airplane crash in the Andes where the survivors had to resort to eating the dead in order to survive. Through recreations and interviews with the survivors, the viewer manages to get the sheer horror these men went to. The cannibalism wasn't sensationalized, but presented rationally and we are made sure that this was an agonizing decision made and was a last resort, made especially more difficult since the flesh they would be eating was of their friends and loved ones.

Highly recommended.


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