Against The Elements
Against The Elements: Tham Luang Cave Rescue
When 12 boys and their football coach were trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand, the nation launched a massive rescue mission that grew to involve 10,000 people.
Think you already know the story? Think again. In exclusive interviews, we hear how experienced Navy SEALs braved unfamiliar conditions that turned 5-hour dives into 23-hour ones. How teams of young men and bird's nest collectors helped scour the mountain for any cracks in the earth that might lead to where the boys waited. How geologists and ordinary Thais alike came together to control the rising waters in the cave. And how the leaders of the rescue mission coped with the pressures of the unprecedented mission.
Coupled with high-end animation, this documentary unpacks how events unfolded over 17 dramatic days in Tham Luang Cave.