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  • Wide Angle

WIDE ANGLE | Eyes of the Storm | PBS

Duration: 03:04
Program: Wide Angle #805

On the heels of Burma's release of an American prisoner and extension of the house arrest of pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, WIDE ANGLE tells the story of orphans left to fend for themselves in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. On May 2, 2008, Cyclone Nargis made landfall on Burma's southern coast as a Category 4 storm. Winds of 130 miles per hour raged all night, and storm surge drowned much of the Irrawaddy Delta in over 12 feet of water. Whole villages vanished.

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Post Date: August 18, 2009