A car is seen partially submerged in an inundated rice field after the area was destroyed by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi prefecture, northeastern Japan. (Yuriko Nakao/Reuters)

The video is five-minutes of chilling, surreal destruction. And I’m flabbergasted by the man we hear for just one moment in the film. Someone is standing there recording all of this, watching the devastation unfolding around him, unable to do anything but bear witness to it all.

(Via Andrew Sullivan whose headline I also borrowed. I couldn’t come up with any other words. There is no other description.)