About

ABOUT

On 7th February 2009, Australia suffered its worst peacetime disaster. ‘Black Saturday’ claimed 173 lives, left almost 8,000 homeless and destroyed millions of hectares of bush-land. One year on, Inside the Firestorm is a documentary record and commemoration of this unprecedented mega fire event – faster, hotter, larger, and more dangerously dynamic than ever before. Made up of individual, interconnecting stories and personal experiences, the film will zero in on the key hours, minutes, and even seconds of one of Australia’s darkest days, from the immediate pre-amble to the catastrophe – the heat-wave, the dire warnings, the preparations – to the unfolding of events, from the first sightings of smoke to the forensic identification of areas to be treated as crime scenes. The drama that this detail inherently instills in the narrative takes the audience deep inside the disaster and offers a real time, blow-by-blow account, as seen through the eyes of those who were there. Key contributors include those who fought the fire, specifically the Country Fire Authority; survivors who recount the extraordinary ways in which they escaped the terrifying blaze; relatives of those who perished; journalists who covered the event as it dramatically unfolded; and police and forensics who were involved in the aftermath of the fires.

 
 

You may also like:

Ice Road Truckers

Ice Road Truckers

Follow a group of gritty, pioneering adventures across the frozen wastelands of the Canadian Tundra as they race across the ice in mammoth eighteen wheeler trucks to bring life saving equipment and supplies to isolated communities hundreds of miles from the rest of civilization.

View more
Pawn Stars

Pawn Stars

HISTORY's hit series, PAWN STARS, brings viewers inside this family-run pawnshop in Las Vegas that is full of clashes and camaraderie from opening to close. This family lives and breathes the pawning business, using their sharp-eyed skills to assess the value of items that range from the fake and the obscure to the truly historic.

View More
The Pickers

The Pickers

THE PICKERS follows two of the most skilled ‘’picker’’ Mike Wolfe, owner of Antique Archaeology, and his business partner, Frank Fritz, as they hunt down objects with historical, collectible and pop culture value that have been long forgotten by their owners.

View more