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On the volcanic island of New-Britain off the coast of Papua New Guinea, a handful of animals have learned to live with the Earth’s moods. When ash from a volcanic eruption invades their habitat, the choice is simple: leave… or stay and adapt.

In truth, it’s not that easy since volcanoes and their actions are unpredictable. Each creature responds in its own way. This film presents the reactions of strange birds, mischievous hermit crabs and gregarious flying foxes as well as the majestic Priamus butterflies.

The story is as striking as it is unusual. The destinies of these neighbours who never meet turn, nonetheless, around common concerns: the mood of the volcanoes, shifting weather and dangerous journeys. By showing the intimate lives of these characters, the viewers become emotionally involved with these ash runners.


Wildscreen Film Festival, Bristol – UK – Best Sound

33rd International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula, Montana – Best Cinematography

Wild Talk Africa Film Festival, Cape Town – South Africa – Best Sound

Nature Film Festival, Namur –  Belgium – Grand Prix for the Best Film

Details: 52′ HD
Directed by: Bertrand LOYER