This week on Fíorscéal:
Disaster Diaries 2016
Fíorscéal brings a new season of top-class international documentaries that continue to throw a sometimes disturbing or controversial light on issues which affect us environmentally, socially, politically and globally. Among the first documentaries of the new season are:
Disaster Diaries 2016 21.12.17 @ 11.00pm
2016 has been hit by a large number of serious weather-related natural disasters including droughts, wildfires, flooding, typhoons and hurricanes as well as an unusual amount of seismic upheaval in the form of earthquakes. Unlike traditional current affairs programs, this film takes the audience into the heart of events using high end filming techniques and intersperses the stunning photography with expert analysis from international scientists.
Disaster Diaries 2017 11.01.18 @ 10.30pm
The year 2017 was marked by several major Atlantic hurricanes (including Harvey, Irma and Maria), flooding in South America and a serious earthquake in Mexico. In Europe, deadly forest fires struck Portugal. Madagascar was flattened by a Category 4 typhoon that wiped out the country’s infrastructure. The financial costs are unprecedented with billions of dollars of damage. Thanks to spectacular footage filmed at the heart of the action, this film shows a selection of the most notable natural disasters to strike in 2017.
The Lost World of Lengurru 18.01.18 @ 10.30pm
Born after the violent collision of tectonic plates at the borders of the Indian Ocean, in West Papua, the Lengguru karst massif surged upwards suddenly 11 million years ago, raising insurmountable barriers. It has since remained closed on itself. This region has permitted the development of a myriad of species found nowhere else. A unique ecosystem about which everything, or almost, has yet to be discovered. This film recounts the most important scientific expedition ever conducted in Papua. 50 European and Indonesian researchers ventured for weeks in territories never explored before.