The Burnt Half // Documentary
The Burnt Half is a moving and inspiring feature documentary about the people of Kangaroo Island in the wake of the devastating Dec/Jan 2020 bushfires. Using an unobtrusive observational style, the film examines the lives of several Kangaroo Island residents who have been directly and indirectly affected by the fires. Through their stories and the film’s visuals, we gain a sense of the destruction they endured, the anger some of them feel, the emotional toll that it’s taken, and the challenges they now face.
The film is an emotional rollercoaster, filled with moments of awe, shock, suspense and devastation. It is presented as a lyrical, intimate, cinematic journey that leaves us feeling a sense of shared loss, but a stronger sense of inspiration. Through the film we witness the support of the broader community and the deep resilience of the locals. The film captures a piece of South Australian history as it unfolds and reminds us of our tenuous yet relationship with our planet.
Filmed over five incredible days in Jan 2020, with a number of follow up visits to the island.