Independent Lens "Stranded: The Andes Plane Crash Survivors" on PBS World

Thu, 07/15/2010 - 7:00pm
From left to right: Gustavo Zerbino, "Fito" Strauch, "Moncho" Sabella and Roberto Canessa return to the site of the crash, March 2006

Credit: Alejandro Valenti/ITVS

Young men pull together to survive over two months in the Andes.

When their plane crashed in the Andean Cordillera in October 1972, a group of young men beat the odds, surviving for 72 days in the mountains before their rescue. Thirty years later, the survivors tell their stories in this extraordinary testament to the human condition and the importance of solidarity in extreme conditions.

Independent Lens "Stranded: The Andes Plane Crash Survivors" encores Thursday, July 15 at 7 p.m. on PBS World (cable 524/DT21.2).

Encompassing the full spectrum of film — from history to drama to animation to shorts to social-issue films — this anthology series allows audiences greater access to powerful and innovative programs united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers. Maggie Gyllenhaal hosts.