For the past 27 years Indigenous fire practitioner Victor Steffensen has travelled around Australia and the world burning fire and rekindling knowledge back to country. He has written of these experiences in his acclaimed book FIRE COUNTRY. This film is co-written by Victor with a deep cinematic vision to transform and heal Country and people.
With an unprecedented fire season with massive ramifications for communities, Aboriginal fire knowledge has resonated a spark of discussion that calls for change on all levels to help save this country.
In the summer of 2020 the world witnessed Australia burning like never before. Families have tragically lost lives, homes and forests destroyed, millions of animal carcasses lay strewn across burnt hollow landscapes.
The knowledge of country and fire that has held this country for thousands of years by Indigenous expertise has in some places been extinguished by the coloniser when Aboriginal people were forced from their lands.