Ouragan Films

22 minutes

  • Audience: General admission
  • Category: Life & Earth Sciences
  • Technology: 2D
  • Genre: Documentary

200 kmh winds, 18 cyclones, 12 countries…
Andy Byatt Cyril Barbançon and Jacqueline Farmer team up with NASA and composer Yann Tiersen to bring this immersive experience to the big screen. We live inside this Hurricane as it begins its journey as an ominous sandstorm in Senegal, heading west across the Atlantic building momentum as it tosses ships on growing swells, then crashes into the jungles of the Caribbean. Ants, lizards, bats, frogs, horses, men, rivers, ocean reefs… all bend before the power of this monsoon turned magnificent. We see it from space, we see it through the eyes of animals, from the headquarters of emergency agencies and we see it from the ground as it explodes and unleashes its fury upon us…
While the film explores the chaos of homes and lives laid waste, hurricane survivors reflect on their experiences, at times deeply moving and at times breathtaking in the scope of their vision.
Their message is not one of depression and hopelessness, far from it: for them, the hurricane imparts strength of new purpose; visions of an exuberant nature revitalized by the storm; hopes to rise up anew and create a better future. With a point of view that shifts from the skies to the earth to the sea, all joined by the purifying but destructive force of nature, Hurricane shakes up the established order as it brings us light.