FORGED FROM FIRE
The Making of the Blacksmiths’ Tree
Watch the film
Forged from Fire is an independtly produced and distributed film. Screenings are being coordinated through a volunteer driven community outreach campaign. Watch our film at a screening event near you or contact us about organising one yourself.
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
Producing and manufacturing DVDs in the 21st Century is still costly which is why we need a minimum of 100 advance orders to make this happen. You will be reimbursed in full if we do not reach our target.
DVDs will be shipped early March 2019.
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
Duration: 60 Minutes
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.Lynda Watts
Seeing that tree all together was very affecting for me…like a community put back together after unthinkable devastation.Jeannette Davison
Donate to support our Community Outreach
Help us market and distribute Forged from Fire – the making of the Blacksmiths’ Tree by making a tax-deductible donation.
Every donation over $2 is tax-deductible through the Documentary Australia Foundation.
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