MEGAFIRES: INVESTIGATING A GLOBAL THREAT
(93 min) Belgium/France/Japan
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SATURDAY OCTOBER 17 (SESSION 7)

Director: Cosima Danoritzer
Producer: Nicolas Koutsikas

Description:

All over the globe, catastrophic wildfires are threatening not only our homes and our lives, but also the climate and our future. This documentary travels to the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia to follow the work of a dedicated global community of scientists, firefighters and fire experts as they light experimental fires in laboratories, study the history of our forests and put under scrutiny the escalating range and impact of the blazes, from hidden smoldering fires deep inside the soil to smoke clouds reaching all the way up into the stratosphere. Why are megafires beyond human control and what makes them so insatiable? What is our part of the responsibility in causing this crisis?

Biography:

Cosima Dannoritzer is a documentary filmmaker with a special interest in history, ecology, and the impact of technology on society. She has worked for broadcasters in the UK, Germany, France, and Spain. Her film about the history of planned obsolescence, The Light Bulb Conspiracy, was broadcast in 40+ countries, won 12 international festival awards, and inspired a new law in France. The E-Waste Tragedy investigated the international trafficking of e-waste, and was screened by numerous festivals and broadcasters as well as Interpol and the World Resources Forum. Time Thieves looks at the economic value of our time.

Nicolas Koutsikas is a France based filmmaker and producer of documentary films for more than 30 years. With his production company Georama TV, co-founded with Emeraude Zervoudis, he has a long experience in addressing environmental issues on a global level. The film Megafires: Investigating a Global Threat is the third in a series, after Floods: A Global Threat and Deadly Depths. Georama TV received the Prince Rainier III Special Prize at the Monte-Carlo Festival twice: for the Tipping Point film and for Deadly Depths, and received awards at the Deauville Green Festival and at the Green Screen Festival in Germany. The film Floods: A Global Threat received The Green Gold Award at the Deauville Festival.

Contact Information:

w: http://georamatvproductions.com/
e: wildfires@georamatv.com


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