\ ˌi-mə-ˈlā-shən\ n
1: an offer in sacrifice : killed as a sacrificial victim
2: killed or destroyed especially by fire
Wildfire is the end and beginning of a process that has been occuring for millennia. This cinematic journey through time bears witness to this cycle as the land is scorched by flame, then begins the long period of regrowth and recovery. Filmed over the course of four years throughout numerous fire zones in California, Immolation utilizes several special camera techniques including slow-motion, standard timelapse, and long-term timelapse that tells the story of this distinct process of destruction and rebirth.
Director: David Elkins
Duration: 7min 35sec
Category: 2020 Selection