The Power of Volcanoes

Episode 2: In the shadow of the “fire mountains”

More people live near volcanoes today than ever before. While the giants slumber, cities develop and grow in apparent safety.
But volcanoes will continue to threaten entire civilisations. One of the biggest dangers we face is the massive eruption of a supervolcano, about which very little is known. But smaller, more active volcanoes can also cause catastrophes of biblical proportions, such as those that have not occurred in generations. Scientists from all over the world go back in time in an attempt to understand what awaits the world in the future.


WRITER: Jens Hahne, Larissa Richter    DIRECTOR: Jens Hahne, Stephan Koester     CAMERA SCENE: Christopher Rowe, Tobias Akly Manuel     CAMERA DOCU: Dieter Stürmer, Thorsten Thielow, Axel Schmidt     EDITOR: Josef van Ooyen, Katharina Kreutz     MUSIC: Markus Lehmann-Horn     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Ruth Omphalius (ZDF)