Featured Documentary

Earth on Fire 2014 - 58 min.

Synopsis:

Earth on Fire is a one hour, Australian special that focuses on mega fires and fires in general as they relate to our forests and ecosystem. This documentary reminds us that our idea of the natural and perfect state of things isn't always based on a reality that ever existed outside of our own modern world, and it does this by examining the rather current epidemic of mega fires throughout the globe. Unique challenges now face forests around the world that don't see any direct benefit as a result of burning, and even those that stand to gain can be harmed by too much too soon when it comes to uncontainable flames. While there are ways that fires can be manipulated by man in advance of any major issues, the methods behind this run contrary to the culture of fire suppression that has been ingrained in many of us since much longer ago than many can even remember. You'll be amazed at all you don't know about the delicate balance between fire, trees, and the climate. What this film lacks in frills it makes up for in facts, and it would be quite hard to watch Earth on Fire without gaining some sort of knowledge about things you probably feel you know more than enough about.