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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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