Intrepid scientists and lovers Katia and Maurice Krafft died in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of volcanoes by capturing the most explosive imagery ever recorded. Along the way, they changed our understanding of the natural world, and saved tens of thousands of lives.
Previously unseen hours of pristine 16-millimeter film and thousands of photographs reveal the birth of modern volcanology through an unlikely lens — the love of its two pioneers.
The archive footage in this film is truly remarkable, a gift to our collective eyes, and absolutely a must to see on the big screen. One of the biggest documentaries of the year, the film has won awards at festivals all across the world.
The Voice-over for the film is provided by Miranda July.