The Burning Land

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.

We recommend the film to spectators who are interested in Patagonia and the ecosystem of the Andean forests.

Director(s): Pablo Perez Fiedler
Script: Pablo Perez Fiedler
Production: Pablo Perez Fiedler, Daniel Guzman, Nuria Alvarez
Music: Faccundo Rissotti, Santiago Jhones, Hernan Rupolo, Sebastian Benegas
Actors: Elisa Ose, Daniel Wegrzyn, José Tardon, Federico Soria, Dante Lobos, Fernando Rivarola, Dario Calfunao, Benjamin Gonzalez, Rodrigo Huenelaf, Fernando Epele
Year: 2017
Duration: 62 min
Picture format: 16:9
Our age recommendation: 14
Language (audio): Spanish
Language (subtitles): English
Country of origin: Argentina
Shooting Locations: Argentina
Screening rights: La Fabrica Films ()


Main topic(s): Planet Earth
Secondary topics: natural disasters forest
Mentions: fire Ngen Patagonia Andes National Park Chubut wildfires fire fighters
Topic Page(s): Planet Earth

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