In the summer of 2021, an exceptional heat-wave and drought led to giant fires ravaging millions of hectares of land in northeastern Siberia. Spread by the wind, the black ashes carry alarming news: the forest is on fire and the flames are fast approaching. The government having left them to fend for themselves, the inhabitants must rally to fight The Dragon.
*Oct, 27th(Fri) UMFF Talk 'Wildfires, Global Crisis Detection Warning Light Not Just Us'(Korean)
Speaker Lim Joo-hoon(Forest Specialist, Affiliated professor at Kookmin University)
Date/Time Oct. 27(Fri) 19:30 *UMFF Talk will be set after the screening
Venue Alps Cinema 1
[Jinna Lee, Programmer]
Unlike Russian folklore depicting winds over sacred mountains, the 2021 wildfire menacingly brought smoke and flames, serving as both a dire threat and a preview of future climate change. Filmmakers joined the locals to document the destructive fires.
Alexander Abaturov was born in Russia. In 2013, he directed his first documentary, Sleeping Souls, selected and awarded in various festivals. The Son, his first feature length documentary, was premiered in the Berlinale Forum and selected at many other festivals.