FORGED FROM FIRE
The Making of the Blacksmiths’ Tree
A story of devotion and recovery as artists and blacksmiths the world over responded to the Black Saturday fires that devastated townships north-east of Melbourne in February 2009.
Watch the film
Unless stated otherwise, all 2020 public screenings events in Australia have been cancelled. However Forged from Fire is available at Vimeo On Demand.
Host a screening
Communities across Australia may host their own screening of Forged from Fire. Find out how. All screenings are supplied with a Screening Guide prepared by staff and students from the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, Swinburne University of Technology.
Own a DVD
We have a limited run of beautifully packaged DVDs of Forged from Fire available. The DVD includes a host of extras.
Forged from Fire tells the story of how an Australian and international community of blacksmiths, welders, artists and volunteers responded to the devastating Black Saturday bush-fires by creating perhaps the most ambitious public artwork and memorial in Australia – a three tonne, 9.8-meter tall stainless steel and copper gum tree – The Blacksmiths’ Tree.
Director: Andrew Garton
A production of Secession Films.
I had a chance tonight to look at Forged from Fire and want to congratulate all involved, in creating a film of such sincerity, engagement and, truly, radiance.
Seeing that tree all together was very affecting for me…like a community put back together after unthinkable devastation.
Produced with the assistance of Regional Arts Victoria 10 Year Anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Community Arts Grants Program
Financed with the support of the Documentary Australia Foundation
A production of Secession Films