Discovery, India’s first and leading aggregated real-life entertainment network brings its audiences yet another compelling docuseries ‘Inside the Burning’. Premiering on Discovery Channel and the discovery+ streaming platform on the 13th and 14th of March 2021 at 7:30 PM.
Amid a pandemic, in the idyllic setting of Assam, the story of the Baghjan Oil field leak on 27th May 2020 rocked a country already battling a nationwide crisis. From the loss of life to environmental and wildlife damage, ‘Inside the Burning’ is an investigative documentary that narrates the story of an unbelievable catastrophe from the lens of the men and women who were on the frontlines of the incident. The two-part documentary showcases the stories of the brave firefighters, engineers, and technicians who worked round the clock, putting their lives on the line to curb certain irreparable damage, and highlights OIL’s (Oil India Limited) crucial role in the rescue operations.
Using graphical illustrations to simulate the inner working of well no. 05, the documentary gives audiences an x-ray view into the technical conditions that led to the leak and the consequential explosion on 9th June 2020. The film addresses the discovery of these oil fields, the role it played in India’s advancement, and the importance it holds in being the lifeline of our country. It follows the OIL team’s evacuation operations, made with the support from the police, district administration, Indian Army, Airforce, and how with the help of government as well as international experts, the ONGC-OIL team, and other service providers put together a plan to try and contain the leak.
Watch ‘Inside the Burning’ on Discovery Channel and the discovery+ streaming platform on the 13th and 14th of March 2021 at 7:30 PM.