They have never met each other. Some have never travelled beyond their native village. On December 26 2004, the sea rose and rose and took everything they cherished.
Documented over the year, locally-based filmmakers returned to Asia’s battered coasts in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand to track the healing and the hurt through the eyes of children.
Asia’s recovery process from the tsunami is being captured through the stories of three girls and two boys aged 8 to 16 years.
Of different races, worshipping different Gods, they live on different shores in different countries. They are the tsunami generation, sharing the vulnerability of a child and the legacy of the tragic tides.
Young survivors of the Asian tsunami let us into their lives to personalise the mass of statistics, aid pledges and recovery plans. “Children of Tsunami” is a tapestry of intimate stories, woven by voices of individual and collective resilience, heroism and recovery.
Children of Tsunami: No More Tears – Part 1 of 3
Part 2 of 3
Part 3 of 3
Duration: 24 mins
Year of production: 2005
Countries filmed in: India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand
In each country, a locally based production crew carried out filming for TVE Asia Pacific.
Regional Production Team
Supervising Producer: Bruce Moir
Production Assistant: Yohan Abeynaike
Production Manager: Manori Wijesekera
Executive Producers: Joanne Teoh Kheng Yau and Nalaka Gunawardene
Co-Produced by: Channel News Asia, Singapore
In partnership with TVE Asia Pacific
Broadcast Asia-wide on the first anniversary of the Asian Tsunami, 26 Dec 2005
For more information, visit: www.childrenoftsunami.info
See also: Channel News Asia – Making of a pan-Asian news channel