- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: October 21, 2003
Four Peace Corps volunteers recall their attempts to escape the unrest that erupted across this European nation in 1997.
Its history stretches back centuries and its rugged countryside has a dramatic beauty that few outsiders saw for decades. During the long rule of Enver Hoxha, Albania was the most isolated nation in Europe, but his death in 1985, and the collapse of the Soviet Union, set in motion a dramatic transformation.
On February 28, 1997, long-simmering tensions exploded with waves of demonstrations and violence throughout this Balkan nation, and four American Peace Corps volunteers were trapped in the chaos. COME HOME ALIVE reveals how Kelly O'Keefe, Justin Parmenter, Mike Miller and Benjamin Neimark survived, making their way from isolated posts throughout the nation to safety, either by trekking to the besieged capital or the only ferry that rebels allowed to sail for Greece.
Told in their own words, and enriched by commentary from survival experts, STATE OF EMERGENCY: ALBANIA is a unique, inside look at a country coming apart.