Where to watch Burning documentary online in Australia

Posted: 26 November 2021 12:00 pm

This powerful documentary takes an unflinching look at the deadly bushfires of 2019–2020.

"The greatest tragedy was that we saw it coming." That's the line that stays with you after watching the trailer for Burning, coming from Australian filmmaker Eva Orner.

Winner of the Sydney Film Festival Sustainable Future Award, the documentary chronicles the horrifying bushfires of 2019–2020, known as Black Summer. Burning explores what happened through the eyes of people affected or directly involved with fighting the fires. It also acts as an urgent call to action regarding climate change. Here's how to watch.

When does Burning come out?

The documentary drops on streaming in Australia on Friday, 26 November.

How to watch Burning online in Australia

Burning is available to stream exclusively on Prime Video. You get free access to the video platform with an Amazon Prime subscription. Amazon Prime also offers a 30-day free trial for new users. You can sign up and watch Burning online for free.

Amazon Prime offers free or expedited shipping for select items, access to exclusive deals, free reading and music and other benefits for online shoppers. Once your free month is up, subscriptions cost $6.99 a month. There are no contracts so you can cancel anytime.

Besides Burning, Prime Video comes with a solid library of TV shows and movies. Recent highlights include epic fantasy The Wheel of Time and thriller series I Know What You Did Last Summer.

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Burning preview

Australia experienced a period of unending bushfires between 2019 and 2020. A lot may have happened since, but it's important to understand how the disaster occurred and how the future will look like if no one takes real measures to fight the current climate crisis. That's exactly what Burning is all about.

The bushfires burned over 59 million acres, affected millions of Australians and killed and injured about 3 billion animals. The documentary features perspectives from victims, activists and scientists. It also analyses how the country got there and poses pertinent questions about how to move forward and make sure such a catastrophe never happens again.

Burning premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to positive reviews. It was shown at the Sydney Film Festival where it won the Sustainable Future Award for raising awareness about the climate crisis. The documentary currently has a 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics calling it "infuriating", "mortifying" and "immersive".

The consensus? It's an essential watch. If you were shaken by An Inconvenient Truth back in the day, settle in for a repeat experience.

Burning trailer

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