Thailands 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami was the most devastating natural disaster in recorded history with almost 230,000 people were killed.
As the catastrophe unfolded, remarkable amateur video footage emerged. It was shot by people from all around the vast impact area and depicted the terror and chaos they experienced as the massive waves struck land.
The footage in this video has be collated into one film: a minute-by-minute account of the devastation, told by the people who were there. We will trace the disaster’s terrible seven-hour timeline and massive geographic range, from the initial undersea earthquake, to the sweeping arc of destruction around the Indian Ocean, and the immediate and tragic aftermath.