The tsunami of March 2011 was one of the most devastating disasters to hit Japan in recent years, yet thousands of people had the presence of mind to film it. Why was their instinct to record as strong as their will to survive? Japan Tsunami: Caught On Camera investigates this phenomenon by unearthing amateur footage and eyewitness accounts. Some images speak for themselves as you feel the fear of the person confronted by the massive wave engulfing everything in its path. In other cases, individuals are tracked down to give heart-stopping testimonies of previously unseen footage. The uncensored emotion and dramatic immediacy make for a personal and painstaking portrait of catastrophe.