Summer 1988. Dry lightning sparks a fire in the drought-ridden landscape of Yellowstone Park igniting a blaze that scorches over 1.2M acres. This is the story of this conflagration which raged unabated until a snow of such intense severity extinguished the flames. In tones of fiery reds, purples, yellows and oranges set against a dark, burning backdrop of damaged, diseased trees, the fire rages on until its crusade is complete. We see the animals of the park – bear, bison, elk, deer, squirrels, fox and coyote, the flora, mountains, rivers and valleys. We see dawn and dusk and the dark night skies that reveal the magnificent nebula of the galaxy above. We witness as sculpted 2-dimensional animals – part spirit and part real – flee the fire to reach a place of safety. That winter surviving Fauna, exhausted from fire and weakened by hunger, die in greater numbers than those claimed by the fire. The cosmos turns from one season to another life in the park begins anew.

YELLOWSTONE 88 - Song of Fire

2021 US 6 min
Festival Year: 2023
Types: Animation, Documentary, Short, Watch Now
Topic: Parks and Protected Areas, Wildlife

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