About the Film
The events that followed the crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 in 1974 are, by now, legendary. The survivors, members of a rugby team left to fend for themselves in the rugged high peaks of the Andes Mountains, ultimately resorted to cannibalism for the sake of survival. As a result, 16 men (of the initial 45) managed to stay alive on a frozen glacier for an incredible ten weeks. The story prompted a bestselling nonfiction book, a 1993 dramatic feature film, and this fascinating documentary which recounts the harrowing story via firsthand accounts with those involved.