The lesson here is that none of us really know how we'd react in a situation like this to say "I would never eat ____!" or "I'd never do ____." to know for sure, yet, the media (as usual) shamed the survivors for staying alive the way they did Warning: Spoilers inside! (they had to eat the dead passengers as there wasn't any food left) . I think I'll read the book (Alive: The True Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read) and read it as the film as much as it tried, it likely left out a lot of information out due to the length that it was stuck to (without stretching far too long). Warning: Spoilers inside! And if you search for photos of the 1972 Uruguay plane crash you'll see an odd object nearby the survivors.