Kent Tate: FURNACE Preview - Director, cinematographer & sound design - Kent Tate 9:47   CV

For three years I filmed the vast interior plateau of British Columbia to observe and record the interactions of shadow and light that co-exists between it's natural and manufactured worlds. In that time over 25000 square kilometres of land was destroyed during two record breaking wildfire seasons.

In spite of what seemed like endless smoke and haze at times, days of illuminating light did occur, reminders of a world that once was, a world rapidly changing in the midst of the Anthropocene.

One of the unintended consequences of global warming and jet stream driven air pollution is the increasing smoke and haze in the atmosphere. This creates what climate scientists refer to as “Global Dimming.” Colors and forms that were once so vivid have become increasingly muted as the intricate relationships of light and shadow recede under a grey metallic dome.

Filmed by Kent Tate on location in the interior of British Columbia + an appearance by Jay Forrester & the voice of a friendly passerby.

Official selection, CODEC International Film & Video Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Official selection, FOTOGENIA Film Poetry Festival, Mexico City, Mexico

FURNACE is distributed by: 
The Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) - Toronto, Canada 
Satellite Video Exchange Society (VIVO Media Arts Centre) - Vancouver, Canada