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Fri 29 Oct 2021


After legalisation of burning of the forest in Bolivia, voluntary firemen stand against the worst fires Bolivia ever experienced.

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Chaqueo is the Bolivian practice of burning down the forest to gain cultivable land, in 2019 this practice was made legal recognising fire as a legal tool for the cultivation of the land. What followed were the worst fires that the country ever experienced. The film introduces the problem of the Chaqueo and shows the effort of voluntary firemen groups that are trying to save the most vulnerable places such as human settlements and natural reservations. It starts during the night fire and culminates in the last big fire and relief that the rain comes that finally extinguishes the catastrophe.

This film is eligible for The Audience Award

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Directed By
Martin Trabalk, Geraldine Zambrana Velez
Year Made
Bolivia 2021

Booking Details

29 Oct - 5:30pm

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