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‘Flame of Love’: A Sundance documentary about a couple who fell in love — and died — on a volcano

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The Volcanoes provide an almost perfect vocabulary for talking about love and passion; Words like heat, flaming and intense come to mind. There’s something carnal about them, mysterious and violent but also beautiful – existing at the most extremes this Earth knows, just like emotion itself.

Katia and Maurice Krafft are extremists. At least, they were. Married volcanologists have spent decades traveling to the brink of danger – the environment of boiling lava cauldrons, steps away from erupting geysers, in the shadow of clouds deadly mushroom ash cloud – for data collection, research and photography of the world’s most active geological wonder. Call it a love triangle; they fell in love on the volcano, but also loved them.

In 1991, the Kraffts were killed in an explosion on Japan’s Unzen mountain, leaving a legacy of not only their scientific pioneers, but also some of the most breathtaking videos and photos. recorded their obsessions.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fire-of-love-the-sundance-doc-about-the-couple-that-fell-in-love-and-died-on-volcanoes?source=articles&via=rss ‘Flame of Love’: A Sundance documentary about a couple who fell in love — and died — on a volcano

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