6.30pm – Welcome Party
Join us at Silver Screen Cinema before the opening film Fire of Love to raise a drink to the opening of Folkestone Documentary Festival, and celebrate all the films coming up over the weekend.
DJ Feral Child will soundtrack your opportunity to meet other documentary fans and chat about what you’re looking forward to seeing.
Admission to the Opening Party is free if you’ve got a ticket for Fire of Love.
7.30pm – Opening Film: Fire of Love
Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they left a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world. Director Sara Dosa and the filmmaking team fashion a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Kraffts’ spectacular archive.
Fire of Love tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love.