Incendios

Incendios

Czech distribution premiere

As destructive fires rage in Bolivia, a group of volunteer firemen are doing all they can to keep them in check. They are not facing just a natural disaster, though: unscrupulous deforestation is an even bigger enemy.

Burning undergrowth has been a part of human farming methods since time immemorial, but above the burning forests of South America, the economic interests of several influential individuals are intertwined with environmental and climate impacts and the suffering of the local population. The fragile landscape, already afflicted by climate change, is disappearing at a staggering rate. In Bolivia, undergrowth burning is still a legal and insufficiently regulated practice. Czech documentarist Martin Trabalík set out with Bolivian director Geraldine Zambrana Velez to the front lines among the volunteer firemen who are becoming the pleading spokespersons against the global crisis.

Impact

Czech documentary filmmaker Martin Trabalík travelled to Bolivia to capture the efforts of volunteer firefighters to prevent the burning of the Chiquitano dry forest. Despite the efforts of environmentalists, this dry forest is still suffering in the name of industrial and agricultural interests. If the film Incendios had an impact on you, you can contribute to the FCBC – Foundation for the Conservation of the Chiquitano Forest. Since 1999, this foundation tries to protect this dry forest on many levels.

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About the film

Czech Republic, Bolivia
2021 / 59 min.

Director
Martin Trabalík, Geraldine Zambrana Velez

Language
Spanish

Subtitles
Czech, English

Director

Martin Trabalík

Martin Trabalík

2021 - Incendios
Geraldine Zambrana Velez

Geraldine Zambrana Velez

2021 - Incendios

Screenings

24. 3.
18:00 h
Praha: Kino Lucerna VS
Discussion
Martin Trabalík, director
26. 3.
17:30 h
Praha: Atlas VS
Discussion
Martin Trabalík, director
30. 3.
21:00 h
Praha: Světozor MS

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