Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

FIRES OF KUWAIT

 

Year: 1992
Country: USA
Run Time: 36 minutes

FIRES OF KUWAIT

The remarkable Omnimax Theater at the Great Lakes Science Center literally immerses viewers in the film experience. The six-story-high domed screen and 11,600 watts of digital sound make viewers feel like they are actually in the picture. And what a picture this one is!



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 an 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 tehy attack and extinguish oil well fires using different techniques, the film takes the audience to the very center of blazing fields, shoulder-to-shoulder with the firefighters.



"Everyone saw the television footage and learned about the destruction," says director David Douglas, "but this is the only sotry that allows the viewer to really understand what it was like there, to experience the magnitude of the fires. It was horrific, but it was also mesmerizing."



Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary, FIRES OF KUWAIT plays in Cleveland for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Director
David Douglas

Producer
Sally Dundas

Cinematography
David Douglas

Editing
Barbara Kerr

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