Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Aron Ralston Redux

It's been nearly two years since KobreGuide to the Web's Best Videojournalism showcased the short New York Times video "Being Aron Ralston," about the young Colorado mountain climber trapped by a boulder for six days before he amputated his arm to escape death.

Ralston is currently portrayed by actor James Franco in the acclaimed movie inspired by his ordeal, "127 Hours."

The Times video, produced by Kassie Bracken and Michael Brick, had caught up with Ralston six years after his accident, reporting that he was struggling with finding meaning in his survival -- mainly by pursuing a career as a motivational speaker.

The Times' five-minute video portrait still resonates, and will be appreciated by those who enjoyed the film based on Ralston's misadventure.

You can find it here.

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