By Annisa Kau
Broadcast & Distribution Coordinator, ITVS
ITVS’s Annisa Kau caught up with Andes Plane Crash Survivors Nando Parrado, Jose Luis Inciarte, and Adolfo Strauch to discuss their documentary on the 40th anniversary of the crash. Stranded will air on Sunday, July 8 on Global Voices on the World Channel (check listings).
On Friday, October 13, in 1972, charter flight 571 took off from Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital city, carrying a boisterous team of wealthy college athletes to a rugby match in Chile. But what was supposed to be a first taste of freedom away from home turned out to be a much scarier and life-altering journey.
Stranded: The Andes Plane Crash Survivors is the tale of flight 571, which never made it to Chile. Instead, the plane crash-landed in a desolate glacial valley, high in the Andean cordillera — a chain of rugged, snow-covered peaks stretching from Bogata, Colombia to Punta Arenas, Chile. Fifteen people died, including the pilot. Five were badly wounded. But — miracle of miracles — 29 lived. Continue reading