Drinking dirty water, sharing scarce supplies, and trying not to despair, the miners describe their underground struggle for survival.
Bringing astounding new detail to the rescue story that captivated the world, this program portrays the epic fight for survival of thirty-three men, trapped under half a mile of rock. Underground, it's a story of starvation, despair and danger; on the surface, it's a race against time by an international team as they re-invent mine rescue. Told by those who lived through it, Chilean Mine Rescue features never-before-seen footage, exclusive interviews, and 3D graphics that explain the unique rescue and what may have happened when the mine collapsed.
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