I don’t normally watch documentaries, but I’ve been really lucky with the few that I have because they’ve all been great and The Volcano was no exception. Despite being a little reluctant to watch it at first, I got completely immersed in the story right away. As many could guess, the personal accounts, footage, and photos made everything feel personal to me even though I live on the other side of the world. I never even knew about this story till I watched this movie but still the director was able to get me so invested in the story. While watching I remember having the feeling of “oh shit I need to get on my plane/boat and help” even though I 1) don’t have a boat/plane, 2)live on the other side of the world, and most important of all 3)this happened years ago. I take that as evidence enough that this is an amazing documentary.
What made this documentary special was that it felt so real watching it. I didn’t feel like I was watching a lesson, I felt like I was living this terrifying moment with the victims. I would catch myself crying after one word because this movie was able to make me feel immersed in the story. Honestly this movie is 10 out of 10 and I without a doubt recommend everyone should watch it.