THE BURNING LAND

LA TIERRA QUE ARDE

By Pablo PEREZ FIEDLER

LA GRANJA CINE - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2017

In the summer of 2015, more than 50,000 acres of Andean Patagonian forests were devastated by fires. Although the lack of rain was decisive, local residents insist that human intervention was behind these fires. What are the suspicions about this environmental catastrophe?

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Ventana Sur 2018
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    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH-ARGENTINE
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 62 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pablo PEREZ FIEDLER
    • Producer(s)
    • Pablo PEREZ FIEDLER, Daniel GUZMAN
    • Synopsis
    • In the summer of 2015 more than 50,000 acres of Andean Patagonian forests were devastated by fires. This phenomenon has been repeated for years, mainly in the departments of Lago Puelo, Cholila and Los Alerces National Park. Much of these areas are protected by the Forest Law, and many native trees species more than 1000 years old are included.
      Although the lack of rain was decisive, local residents insist that these fires did not correspond to the forests natural cycle, but instead, the human intervention was behind these. What are the suspicions behind the truth about this environmental catastrophe?
      Through the different characters storytelling, the film focuses on the several points of view on the forests destruction and how this have affected the local people in the region.
      On a narrative level, the film seeks to raise awareness and resume an issue that eventually human-kind has lost, that imperceptible vital bond between human and nature which links their destinies.