Survival story of Andes plane crash victims brought to life in new Netflix movie

LOS ANGELES – A new Netflix movie set to be released on Jan 4 will bring the incredible story of Roberto Canessa to the big screen. Canessa, a survivor of a plane crash in the Andes in 1972, has spent most of his life sharing the remarkable tale of survival. This tragic event is the subject of the film “Society Of The Snow,” directed by J.A. Bayona.

The movie focuses on the harrowing journey of Canessa and his fellow teammates who survived a plane crash, two avalanches, and extreme conditions in the high Andes. Based on the book by Uruguayan writer Pablo Vierci, the film sheds light on the pact formed among the survivors as they faced the daunting task of survival.

Canessa, now 70, believes that their story holds important lessons for future generations. According to him, everyone faces their own personal “mountain range” in life, and the film aims to inspire those who are currently facing their own challenges.

The survivors of the plane crash were left to fend for themselves for 72 days in the Valley of Tears, enduring freezing temperatures, avalanches, and dire conditions. Their ordeal included resorting to eating the flesh of the deceased and making their own water to survive.

The impact of the crash killed several immediately, leaving the survivors to take shelter in the wreckage. Despite their will to survive, many succumbed to their injuries and the harsh environment. Canessa’s story of resilience and perseverance is a reminder of the human spirit and the strength to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.

In summary, the upcoming Netflix movie “Society Of The Snow” retells the incredible survival story of Roberto Canessa and his teammates, who endured a plane crash in the Andes in 1972. The film, directed by J.A. Bayona, aims to capture the harrowing experience and the resilient spirit of the survivors as they fought for survival in the unforgiving mountain terrain.