‘After the Hurricane’ – Five Long Days

Like the recent ‘Thirteen Lives’, this miniseries based on real events stands out for the ordinary fluidity and closeness with which things take place, and how this confident comfort of walking on safe and/or known ground turns against us as that in this case, the water level is rising: As the latent anguish, rage and frustration from the beginning begin to surface, slowly but perseveringly and the tension and nervousness progressively take over the viewer of a so uncomfortable and annoying as at the same time, exciting and stimulating. Like the aforementioned Ron Howard film, ‘After the Hurricane’ is a discreetly brilliant production that under its traditional and classic appearance encompasses a “non-fiction” that feels so convincing as to, indeed, feel as real as it could get. to be in reality. Its measured brilliance lies in how close it places us to a large group of strangers facing a terrible and desperate situation for which no one is, nor will ever be prepared. A “non-fiction” around the responsibility of us, as human beings, towards other human beings like us. People from a tangible world who react as best they can, reducing this chronicle of an atrocious and Dantesque event to the most basic (but without falling into empty or gratuitous conclusions): The empathy of being all human, being ‘After the hurricane’ another blow to the ribs that you have seen coming from Cuenca but that you have not known (or have not wanted) to stop. A blow perhaps somewhat diluted in its episodic and weekly structure, but whose effects and consequences in any case feed each other, episode by episode, to build a story and a discourse that seem just as “important” as “relevant”. “. And quotes matter and are relevant. ‘After the hurricane’ is, in practice, old-fashioned television. Good looking, well written and well done where the events are exposed in a crystal clear way. That goes straight ahead and develops in such a daily and relatively conventional way, with such a natural and neutral transparency, that before our eyes it does not seem like anything from the other world. Until it ceases to be, and the anguish, rage and frustration that surround the reality that it relates take over a “non-fiction” in which all its elements, discreet separately, form a devastating whole thanks to the truth that they build together. .