Whether it is an earth­quake, nuclear disaster or war: time and again, human resilience turns out to be phenom­enal. How are the inhab­i­tants faring when the dust has settled and the camera crews and disaster tourists have left?
Amatrice, Cher­nobyl, Aleppo: three iconic disaster areas in modern history. Amatrice was destroyed in 2016 by an earth­quake, in 1986 Cher­nobyl went through one of the biggest nuclear disas­ters in human history and the people of Aleppo are now care­fully rebuilding their city, after the war reduced the histor­ical centre to ruins. This trip­tych about post-cata­strophe life and recon­struc­tion focuses on the survivors’ poignant ques­tions. The back­drop is the growing disaster tourism on visu­ally stun­ning locations.


Sound Design
Production company
Cobos Films BV
TV company
Distributor NL
Cinema Delicatessen
Postproduction company

Title: Once the Dust Settles
Year: 2019
Duration : 1 hour, 27 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2020

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