NYC PREMIERE Oscar-winning filmmaker Eva Orner (Taxi to the Dark Side) focuses on the “Black Summer” of 2019-2020 when bushfires ravaged her home country of Australia. But the film’s lessons apply to any country where political will is more focused on burning fossil fuels than stopping the climate crisis that makes wildfires worse. Australia is one of the world’s largest exporters of coal and gas. Orner deftly analyzes how those economic factors have fostered a climate of willful denial among politicians and Rupert Murdoch’s media.  – Thom Powers

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Eva Orner and Producer Jonathan Schaerf.

This screening is co-presented by the Australian Screen Forum.

This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for online screenings

All in-person screening venues provide hearing impaired listening devices upon request with venue management.

All guests & staff will be required to comply with our Health & Safety protocols while attending DOC NYC events. For the latest information, please review our policies here.

Director: Eva Orner
Executive Producer: Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens
Producer: Eva Orner, Jonathan Schaerf, Jason Byrne
Cinematographer: Greg Harrington
Editor: Forrest Borie, Dave Shulman, Kimberley Hassett
Music: Cornel Wilczek, Pascal Barberre, Thomas E. Rouch
Language: English
Country: Australia
Year: 2021
US Distributor: Amazon