Sloan Grant(s) Received:
2016, TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, Tribeca Film Institute
2018, Fast Track Grant, Film Independent
Project Type: Feature
Length: 117 pages
Field of Science: Primatology
Based upon Laura van den Berg’s short story “What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us,” The Burning Season tells the story of a primatologist’s tenuous relationship with her teenage daughter, which is threatened by her determination to save an endangered species in a remote region of Madagascar. Enlisting the help of a local scientist, and the escalation of slash-and-burn farming, further puts them to the test.