Mt. St. Helens: Back from the Dead
When Mt. St. Helens erupted in 1980, every living thing in the blast zone was buried beneath 300 feet of avalanche debris, steaming mud, and a layer of rock from deep within the earth. The general opinion was that it would remain a wasteland forever. But that was not the case. Biologist Charlie Crisafulli spent the next 27 years after the eruption documenting the dramatic return of plant and animal life to the barren landscape and this film chronicles that rebirth.