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Alive

Introduction/discussion: Kai Epstude, Assistant Professor of Psychology

(USA, 1993, 120 min, directed by Frank Marshall)
Harrowing true story of a Uruguayan rugby team whose plane crashed in the Andes Mountains in October of 1972 and who were forced to resort to cannibalism to survive more than two months of isolation.
Alive depicts the harrowing true story of a Uruguayan rugby team whose plane crashed in the Andes Mountains in October of 1972. The survivors, who manage to extricate themselves from the twisted wreckage, are forced to survive for more than two months in isolated conditions. They seem incapable of working through their panic as they hope against all odds that a rescue party will locate them. As the weeks wear on and rations are depleted, the survivors are forced into a moral dilemma: the only remaining source of food seems to be the bodies of the dead. Those who choose for religious reasons not to consume their former companions must face the realization that they will soon starve or freeze to death. Three men, who choose survival above all else, find the strength to set out on a treacherous mission to a ridge, where hopefully one of them will make it to civilization.

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