Réuninon Island in the Indian Ocean, near Madagascar, has volcanic mountains with peaks rising above the dense tropical vegetation. Among these is Piton de la Fournaise which, after five years' silince, erupted on 5 March 1998. Rémi Tézier, a film director well known to the Trento Festival, filmed the eruptions which continued for several months. The result is a series of spectacular scenes of the event; the most interesting and beautiful pictures recorded in the last thirty years. The video camera follows a young volcanologist, Nicolas Villeneuve, inside the active crateres of this volcano considered to be the most active one on earth.
Rémy Tezier has been working as a freelance documentary film-maker for some of the major European television networks (TF1, France 2, France 3 and RFO), specialising in nature, environment and adventure. His series Avventura e scoperte, made up of six films shot at Réunion and Mauritius, has won more than forty international awards. His successful series Le isole dimenticate, included Glorieuse, l’Ile aux Tortues Vertes. Tezier has participated several times in the Trentofilmfestival, as well as in many other film festivals, winning 19 international awards.