In Northeast Siberia, a wildfire is raging, so great that it threatens the village of Shologon. Expecting no help from the authorities, the villagers rally to tackle the encroaching blaze.
It’s 2021, and an exceptional heatwave and drought has led to fires across the region. The government having left them to fend for themselves, the villagers must rally to tackle the encroaching blaze.
Paradise is an astonishing and visually powerful observation of a community on the dangerous frontline of the climate crisis, interwoven with moments of rare humanity and comradeship. Winner of the IDFA award for Best Cinematography (2022), it is an unforgettable portrait of courage under fire.