Thai Cave Rescue Completed Today and Remembering The Chilean Miners’ Rescue of 2010

July 10, 2018 at 9:39 pm (Commentary, Film, History, Inspiration, Life, News, Personal essays, Video, videos) (, , , )

Thai Cave Rescue Completed Today and Remembering The Chilean Miners’ Rescue of 2010

All 12 boys and their soccer coach have now been rescued from the Tham Luang cave in the province of Chiang Rai in northern Thailand 🇹🇭.

The Wild Boars soccer team is now safe.

They were in the cave 17 days.

The dramatic rescue reminded me of the rescue of the Chilean miners at the San Jose Mine near Copiapó Chile 🇨🇱 back in 2010 when 33 miners who had been trapped underground in a collapsed mine for 69 days were finally rescued.

The same feeling of the whole world watching with breathless anticipation and silent prayer and then the joy and elation after the rescue struck me as very similar.

Back in 2010, I had a desktop computer which allowed me the ability to make movies on it.

In 2008, I made plenty of photo montage music videos.

In 2009 after I figured out how to download videos off the Net to my computer, I then made combined video footage/photo montage videos.

I did the same throughout most of 2010.

The only time I did a complete video footage montage music video was this one I did about the Chilean Miners’ Rescue in 2010.

I downloaded various videos of the rescue from different news networks throughout the world and then chose what I thought were the most poignant moments from each and edited them together and set them to music- The Working Man Song as sung by Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia singer Rita MacNeil.

-A personal reflection
written by Christopher
Tuesday July 10th
2018.

6 Comments

  1. ortensia said,

    I must say I followed this tragedy close and I could not stop thinking at those parents but more then to the miners as it would have been obvious to think at,the whole mater made me go back in time.I think it was early eighties and In Italy the whole country was glued to tv following the fate of this little boy who fell in a well near Rome and got trapped there for days.Help could not get to him ,they tried everything,I still remember even the President went on the scene to talk to him and try to reassure him but at the end there was nothing they could do and he died in there.

  2. txjessy said,

    So glad they are out!!

  3. righteousbruin9 said,

    The Chilean rescue was much on my mind, these past several days. I am sure the miners were watching this situation as closely as their emotional states allowed. There was much love sent forth, around th eworld, in both occasions.

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