MDFF: Black Summer/Inferno Without Borders

A documentary about the 2019-2020 bushfires in Australia. Delving into the lives of the locals impacted and the affect it has had on the environment around them. In this documentary we explore the life of people that have been affected by Black Summer, the 2019-2020 Australian bushfires. The locals, throughout a series of interviews, re live these mega bushfires and help us to understand how it has impacted their day to day life, but also the long term effect it has had on their future and the environment around them. Their stories and opinions explain first hand the negative affect we, as a population, are having on the world and climate. An empowering story of the survivors that try to work towards a brighter future.

The unprecedented bushfire crisis that struck Australia during the 2019-2020 summer sparked numerous controversies and its abnormality revealed underlying major issues with bush management and Australia’s part in contributing to global warming. The nation-wide disaster enflamed by years of drought, drier fuel, unusually high temperatures and severe winds, was the worst in world history. As the population is faced with devastating losses, a number of questions arise: Could more hazard prevention methods have been implemented in order to reduce the severity of the natural disasters? And if so, would these have been effective? Could it have been beneficial to reintroduce traditional fire management techniques stemming from Aboriginal cultures? By adopting these practices, could future generations look forward to an Australia of regenerated wildlife and healthy landscapes? Experts in politics, ecology and land management stress the importance of adjusting to the new reality of extreme weather conditions and most importantly adopting methods to reduce global warming. Can our past save our future?
Saturday, 11th September

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed Captions or Audio Description available for individual/personal use in those shows indicating a 'CC & AD' notation on a film's session time booking button. Please note that only selected sessions are capable of offering the Closed Captions or Audio Description option, please contact the cinema in the event of confusion to avoid disappointment.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Commences Saturday, 11 Sep 2021
Rating E
Genre Documentary
Running Time 124
D PDF sessions Closed Caption MUSIC IN MOVIES MDFF Australian Made CINEMA FIASCO CNMN First Nations Acknowledgement