Illuminated by Fire

Illuminated by Fire

As part of Illuminated by Fire, filmmaker and social historian Malcolm McKinnon has produced a series of short films that aim to stimulate historical learning for individuals, for local communities and for government.

The films tell a range of genuinely illuminating stories about difficult truths associated with living in some of the most fire-prone places on the planet. As well, they seek to challenge the recurrent amnesia that creates an element of “predictable surprise” in our response to bushfires.

These little films aim to reveal a wealth of knowledge, experience and imagination that needs to become more commonly held.

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Malcolm McKinnon is an Australian artist and filmmaker working mainly in rural communities. Over the past 15 years, his work has encompassed oral history, urban planning, public and community art projects, critical writing and exhibitions. His current practice is mainly focused around documentary filmmaking and social history, motivated by an appreciation of living memory and local vernacular.

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Films by Malcolm McKinnon - Arts

Illuminated by Fire showreel #1

6th June 2011

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The story of the fire finch

6th June 2011

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FIRE, SPACE and TIME

30th October 2010

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Dancing angels

28th October 2010

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Mark of recovery

20th October 2010

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Cleansing smoke

5th October 2010

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The Price of Paradise

11th September 2010

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Acceptable Risk

10th September 2010

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The Fiery Toolbox

10th September 2010

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My mother’s ashes

9th September 2010

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