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Forged from Fire: Blacksmiths’ Tree Movie
June 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$2.00
Personal journeys of artisans and volunteers and how their creative processes united fire affected individuals and families.
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 metre tall stainless steel and copper gum tree – The Blacksmiths’ Tree. The Tree grew to be a symbol for healing that gave many people the courage to overcome their grief, allowing this unique stainless steel and copper sculpture to connect them to each other, irrespective of the differences that may have existed prior to Black Saturday. This is the story we are telling in Forged from Fire.
Forged from Fire is a 58 minute non-fiction film created with footage shot by both amateur and professional filmmakers; a community effort to document the making of the Blacksmiths’ Tree.