In 1972, a plane carrying a Uruguayan rugby team crashed in the high peaks of the Andes Mountains en route to Chile. You might have seen the 1993 movie Alive, which recounted the survivors' harrowing efforts to save themselves from death (efforts that included, eventually, cannibalism) over the course of 10 weeks. But you have not seen the survivors tell their story, which they do in this moving, emotionally intricate documentary. It's hard to believe they survived, but it's even harder to believe how powerfully articulate they are about their ordeal and how much they have to teach us about what it means to be alive—and human. recommended

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