This spectacular drama draws on eyewitness accounts, contemporary interviews and modern science to tell the true and amazing story of one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history. On August 26th 1883, the tiny volcanic island of Krakatoa erupted, unleashing a series of terrifying tsunamis, explosions and superheated ash clouds. In less than 48 hours it had destroyed hundreds of towns and villages and left more than 36,000 people dead. The film follows four interweaving stories: Dutch Controller Willem Beijerinck and his wife Johanna, as they struggle to save their family and for Willem, the colony, from the eruption; scientist Rogier Verbeek, who realises too late the scale of the disaster and the consequences of his failure to warn the population; lighthouse keeper Jacob Schuit, who refuses to abandon his post as the ash engulfs the coast; and the heroic Captain Lindeman, who is responsible for the lives of hundreds of passengers when his steamship is trapped at sea at the height of the eruption. In this vivid reconstruction of what many consider to be the world's first global media event, 'Krakatoa - The Last Days' is an authentic re-enactment of what happened during the build-up, the terrifying climax and the devastating aftermath of the explosion.