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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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