It was March 11, 2011 when the Tohoku earthquake struck and endangered countless lives in Japan. Deemed as one the most catastrophic events for Japan since the Hiroshima atomic bombing in World War II, the earthquake took the lives of over ten thousands of people, including countless homes, businesses, and other edifices. The destruction didn’t stop when the earthquake passed as the scarcity of water and the absence of electricity threatened the fragile peace and order situation of affected parts of the country at that time.
Witness as NOVA chronicles the events that lead to the cataclysmic events that claimed the lives of many people, from the beginning of the quake, to the consequent tsunami, and finally to the aftermath where a nuclear scare became the new hazard for the country. Presented with exclusive video footage that vividly show the unfolding of the drama that literally swept a nation, this documentary attempts to answer the question, will the devastating power of nature ever be conquered by science and technology?