2004’s Boxing Day tsunami was the most devastating natural disaster in modern times, killing 228,000 people across 13 countries. AFTER THE WAVE tells the untold story of this epic forensic operation in Thailand to identify and return home the bodies of over 5,000 victims. The best forensic specialists from around the world were in a race against time to give back every victim their identity. Creating forensic history, the international team’s mantra was ‘we will take them home’. Forensic science intersects with powerful stories of survival and loss, attempting to make some sense out of a tragedy so bewilderingly complete that a decade out it still seems far-fetched to most.