Environmental Film Fest: Summer Series

Megafires: Investigating a Global Threat

Expired March 29, 2021 3:45 AM
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Co-presented with the Embassy of France

Screening will feature a pre-recorded discussion featuring Cosima Dannoritzer (Director), Mélanie Rochoux (Research Scientist, CECI, CERFACS-CNRS), and Sarah McCaffrey (Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service).

In the US, the fire season now lasts up to two months longer than a generation ago, and the surface burnt annually has multiplied by three. This film sets out on a gripping journey of investigation from Europe to the US, Canada, Brazil and Indonesia to follow the work of a global team of dedicated firefighters, scientists and fire experts as they investigate why our forests are burning and make an unexpected discovery: if we want to save our forests, homes, health and our climate, we need to radically change our attitude towards fire and the way we fight wildfires.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    93 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    France, Belgium, Japan
  • Premiere
    D.C. Premiere
  • Director
    Cosima Dannoritzer