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Ring of Fire

USA, 1991 (MIFF 1993, Science Film Programme)

Director: George Casey

Over 400 hundred active volcanos are dotted around the Pacific rim, the so-called ring of fire. A clever use of computer animation and footage of events such as the Mount St Helen eruption in 1988 and the San Francisco earth­quake in 1989 illustrate the awesome geologi­cal forces that shape our planet. Fasten your seatbelts for some spectacular aerial shots.

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