The fires of Australia’s Black Summer are recognised as the worst wildlife disaster in modern history.
The fires killed and displaced three billion animals as an area of land the size of England went up in flames.
Wild Australia: After The Fires charts the year that follows the catastrophic bushfires, examining the long-term recovery of wildlife in the aftermath through stories of hope, human intervention and resilience.
Directed by Cian O’Clery (Love On The Spectrum, Employable Me), produced and written by Karina Holden (Big Weather, Magical Land of Oz), and narrated by actor and ambassador to animal rights organisation Voiceless, Hugo Weaving, Wild Australia: After the Fires follows the hard-working carers, dedicated scientists and passionate volunteers who are immersed in the ecological recovery of Australia.
In the year that follows the fires, life slowly returns to the scorched bushlands of Australia. The film provides an urgent message to safeguard our environment and bring about the necessary intervention required to maintain biodiversity on our hotter, more fiery planet, before it is too late.
Production credits: A Northern Pictures production in association with the Australian Broadcasting Association. Directed by Cian O’Clery. Producer and writer Karina Holden. EP for ABC Documentary Manager Stephen Oliver.