From Australia to Peru, from Indonesia to the United States, the name El Nino brings worry and panic not only to meteorologists but also farmers and fishermen. Filmmaker Udo Maurer travels the world exploring the causes and conditions of this unpredictable weather phenomenon.
To others, though, it means increased profits and a more comfortable life. What causes this destructive and terrible weather pattern to grow? How can scientists predict its arrival? What can the people who will be most affected by it do to protect themselves and their families?
Raging fires blaze through Indonesia and Australia bringing massive destruction to rain forests and causing many families to lose everything they own but the shirts on their backs. From Peru all the way up the coast to Northern California, pounding rains and swollen rivers sweep homes, livestock and villages away. Droughts in Indonesia and New Guinea threaten the very existence of large towns and small tribal villages.
LENGTH: 1 x 50 Minutes
INTERNATIONAL TRACK: Yes
CLOSED CAPTIONS: No
ASPECT RATIO: 4:3
PRODUCTION YEAR: 1998
RELEASE YEAR: 2000
SUPPLIER: Langbein & Skalnik Media
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Austria
RIGHTS TERRITORY: Worldwide