The Fires of Kuwait (1993)

fires of kuwaitBy Scott Goldfine

When Iraq set Kuwait’s oil wells ablaze at the end of the Gulf War it caused a major environmental disaster. This giant-screen IMAX documentary takes the viewer up to the mouths of these infernos and shows how an international crew of experts extinguished them.

The striking footage of a lifeless desert spewing spiraling fires underneath an ominous hood of black smoke is soberly spectacular. Narrated by Rip Torn. Rated

GRADE: A-

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