Leben mit dem Feuer

A Film by Katrin Reichwald

Synopsis

THE VILLAGE AND THE WILDFIRE
If everybody works together, great things can be achieved!” – 37 inhabitants of Ferraria de São João follow this principle.
The small Portuguese village lies hidden amidst an enormous expanse of eucalyptus forest. Eucalyptus, although lucrative for the booming paper industry, is easily inflammable and is therefore an uncontrollable threat to the rural population.
In 2017, the region was hit by one of the most devastating forest fires in Portugal, killing 66 people. The German filmmaker is unexpectedly affected by this disaster and, with her family, has to flee the village to escape danger.
The residents stay and fight to save their homes. A small community, sticking together in the face of their biggest crisis. Together they initiate a groundbreaking project that aims to protect them from the consequences of climate change and globalisation. A film that encourages us to act.

Director

  • Picture of Katrin Reichwald © Simone Naumann

    Katrin Reichwald

    Katrin Reichwald was born in Berlin. After training as an audio visual media designer, she lived for one year in Italy. Then she studied film with focus on editing at Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Since 2007 she works as a freelance filmeditor in Bavaria. There she lives with her husband and her two children. The documentary "The Village and the Wildfire" is Katrin Reichwald's debut film as a director and producer. Selection of additional films as a film editor: "Timmelsjoch", Documentary 52 min., Co-Editor with the director, 2017 "Marieluise Fleisser-Province and Provocation”, Documentation 45 min., 2011 „Rockfall and Mudslides“, Documentation 45 min., 2010 "The Holy Land of Tyrol", Feature Film, 120 min., 2010 "Enrique y Judita", Documentary, 75 min., 2008

Trailer

Crew

Director
Katrin Reichwald
Screenplay
Katrin Reichwald
Producer
Katrin Reichwald
Director of Photography
Alyssa Koske
Sound
Alyssa Koske, Katrin Reichwald
Editor
Katrin Reichwald
Sound Design
Philipp Sellier, João da Costa Pinto
Colour Correction
Jürgen Pertack
Music
Karsten Laser

Cast

Pedro Pedrosa
Maria Rodrigues
Joel Filipe dos Santos Jorge
Ilda dos Santos
Gilberto de Sousa

Details

Running Time
88 min.
Shooting Format
Digital 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo, 5.1 Dolby Digital

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

Katrin Reichwald
katrinreichwald@rocketmail.com