Shot on location in Kuwait after the country’s liberation in 1991, Fires of Kuwait is an eloquent visual testimony to the remarkable resourcefulness and heroism of the men and women who extinguished and controlled over 600 burning and gushing oil wells sabotaged by retreating Iraqi troops in the aftermath of the Gulf War. Following a number of teams as they attack and extinguish oil well fires using different techniques, the film takes the audience to the very center of blazing fields of oil fires, shoulder-to-shoulder with the fire fighters.

Length: 36:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1992
  • Date Released:
    October 1992
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    IMAX Corporation

  • Produced By:
    Black Sun Films Corporation (a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation)
  • Executive Producer: Andre Picard
  • Producer: Sally Dundas, Diane Roberts
  • Director:  David Douglas
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer: 
  • Cinematography: David Douglas
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Michael Brook
  • Editor: Barbara Kerr
  • Narrator: Rip Torn
  • Other Credits:
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  • Destination
  • Documentary
  • Historical



  • IMAX Hall of Fame Award, 2005
  • Nominated for Best Documentary Feature, Academy Awards, 1992

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