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The Burning Land

2017 | 62 min | Recommended min. age: 14 y

In the summer of 2015 more than 50,000 acres of Andean Patagonian forests were devastated by fires. Although the lack of rain was decisive, local residents insist that the human intervention was behind these fires. The film documents the devastating fires and the desperate attempts of the rescue forces to extinguish the fires and evacuate people. In this process they reach their physical and psychological limits. The film also shows – in passing – how complex ecosystems, such as forests, deal with catastrophes like wildfires. Through the different characters storytelling, the film focuses on the several points of view on the forests destruction and how this have affected the local people in the region.

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