THE ULTIMATE REFERENCE IN DOCUMENTARY DISTRIBUTION

50 - THE FLYING FIREFIGHTERS OF VALENCIA

Please sign in to screen this programme
52'
format hd
Episode

This report accompanies Chimo and his colleagues through last years' fire season.

The "Avialsa" Flying Firefighters squadron operates in the woodland areas around the western part of the Mediterranean Sea. In recent years, the number of forest fires has risen by 25 %. In 2006, more than 600 fires raged in Catalonia alone. The loss of forest land is endangering the cultural and natural habitat of the Northwestern Mediterranean.

Flying close above the flames ensures the greatest chance of success for the firefighters: the closer they can get their water cargo to the fire source, the quicker they can get the flames under control. Joaquim Miniana, "Chimo" for short, and the pilots of the "Avialsa" firefighting plane squadron in the Spanish province of Valencia are fighting against increasingly long, hot summers.

Director(s) : SCHAAF (Christian), LISTERMANN (Joost)

Producer(s) : ARTE GEIE, MEDIEN KONTOR Movie GMBH

Production Year : 2009
Language(s) : German, English, Arabic, Korean, Spanish, French, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Vietnamese

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.