Local filmmaker ventures to Indonesia to explore volcanos (VIDEO)

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Vancouver filmmaker Justin Pelletier has tackled many subjects, near and far, and his latest short documentary took him somewhere that many people never see.

Pelletier and a friend visited Indonesia, in search of volcanos, and to meet the people who live in their shadow, day in and day out.

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“Throughout our time in the region, we discovered a world and culture that has rarely been seen by outsiders,” Pelletier said via e-mail. “With 75% of Indonesian people living within 100km of a Volcano, the amount of people intertwined with these ancient beasts was staggering.”

Amazingly, Pelletier found that the Indonesian people simply do not live in fear of the volcanos.

In November,┬áMount Agung on Bali erupted, leaving destruction in its wake, along with many tourists–including Canadians–stranded until the airport re-opened.

Take a look at Pelletier’s film “Amongst Fire” to learn more about what he saw.

AMONGST FIRE from Justin Pelletier on Vimeo.