In the wake of COVID-19, it's easy to forget that only a few short months ago, hundreds of communities across Australia were faced with fire and smoke, homes destroyed and one of the most difficult bushfire seasons Australia has ever seen.
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From the Embers is an important reminder to us all of the essential role that storytelling plays in ensuring we allow those affected to be honoured and heal, without feeling overlooked. Each episode explores a different theme.
- Episode 1, ‘Radio Saves the Day’, reveals just how important local radio can be for communities, delving into exactly what occurs if a transmitter burns down during a crisis.
- Episode 2, ‘Home and Housed’, looks at the millions of animals endangered by the bushfires and the people who tried to save them.
- Episode 3, ‘Mosquito Army’, explores just how far a community will go to protect their town.
- Episode 4, 'The Fire and The Flood', People move to Cooma for the landscape. But in the summer of 2019, danger was lurking in the hills around Cooma.
- Episode 5, 'The Records, The Pets and The Knickers', A fast-moving fire started in Cudlee Creek in the Adelaide Hills, forcing residents throughout the region to make critical decisions.
- Episode 6, 'The Glowing Island', Kangaroo Island is the oldest bee sanctuary in the world and home to one of the last disease-free koala populations in Australia. The island was scorched by fire from two lightning strikes.
- Episode 7, 'Shelter at the Beach', recounts New Years Day when day turned to night as bushfires descended on the coastal town of Mallacoota.
- Episode 8, 'Should I Stay or Should I Go', What does a “properly defended” house look like?
- Episode 9, 'Bird in the Sky', The roads to Omeo were closed as fires surged towards the small East Gippsland town. As locals retreated Chinooks and Black Hawks offering an escape to some of the community.