Experience up-close one of the most powerful forces in nature and the efforts to contain it. Join the superbly trained, dedicated men and women who band together each year in a battle against wildfires. From the smokejumpers that parachute into blazes to water-bombing helicopters, follow the unique arsenal of weapons used against the raging monster of fire. And find out, as you roam over breathtaking wilderness from Idaho and California to Australia, how some fires are actually deliberately set and controlled by firefighters in order to preserve the earth’s natural resources.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1999
  • Date Released:
    March 1999
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 8/70, 15/70
  • Distributor:


  • Produced By:
    Principal Large Format; a Discovery Pictures Presentation
  • Executive Producer: Patrick Andrews, Mick Kaczorowski
  • Producer: Mick Kaczorowski, Richard Sattin, Phil Streather
  • Director:  Mike Slee
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Michael Olmert
  • Cinematography: Rodney Taylor
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Richard Fiocca
  • Editor: Bernard Gribble
  • Narrator: Andre Braugher
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors:


  • Documentary
  • Ecology
  • Natural Disasters
  • Nature


Film Website


  • Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor-Silver, Giant Screen Theater Association (GSTA), 1999.

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