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MIPTV Picks: Inside the Firestorm

On February 7, 2009, bush fires ravaged lands across Victoria, Australia, resulting in the loss of 173 lives and destroying close to 500,000 hectares of Victorian bushland.
March 31, 2010


On February 7, 2009, bush fires ravaged lands across Victoria, Australia, resulting in the loss of 173 lives and destroying close to 500,000 hectares of Victorian bushland. In this special produced for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, writer/director Jacob Hickey and Renegade Films combine eyewitness accounts from survivors and firefighters with footage from assorted sources, including amateur video, and CGI recreations to provide a real-time, first hand look at Australia’s worst peacetime disaster.

Partners: Renegade Films for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen Australia; distributed by TVF International

Length: 2 x 60 minutes; 1 x 120 minutes

Aired: February, 2010 (ABC)

Rights available: All media rights available worldwide excluding Australia and New Zealand

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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