I did not get the name of the director of this Channel4 production but it does not matter as the film was without any authored point of view – a mere report about what happened, chronologically structured with interesting and clearly explained facts about the different rescue plans in technical terms, and some interviews about the drilling experts on location.
No surprises, no filmic ideas, a quickly produced programme with terrible muzak meant to make us emotionally involved.
It was much more emotional to see the direct unedited footage at the news when the actual rescue took place. So short ago.
A cynical market it is – loads of fiction films are also on its way – who comes first, but when does a well made documentary come about the miners in Chile. Take your time, we can wait. At least we spectators, not the tv channels apparently.
UK, 50 mins., watched on DR1 17.11.2010