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History Channel's New Documentary on Nando Parrado "I Am Alive"

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Uploaded on Oct 6, 2010

Throughout history, the most harrowing stories of human survival--like that of the Donner Party in the 1840s--have involved people whose only means of staying alive was to cannibalize the deceased around them. On Friday the 13th of October, 1972, just such a story began when a charter plane carrying 45 rugby team members crashed in the remote Andes Mountains. For 72 days, the world thought they were dead. But what 16 survivors endured was far worse than death, driven to what would become headline-making acts of cannibalism in their struggle for life. Now, through the first person, on-camera account of one of the survivors, Nando Parrado, experience the nearly two and half months of heroism and tragedy through the eyes and memories of the man who lived it. His experience will also become a window for viewers into the history of other stories of extreme survival.

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