šŸ“‘ Youth group recounts ‘dystopian novel’ experience of sheltering from fire in cinema

Bookmarked Youth group recounts ‘dystopian novel’ experience of sheltering from fire in cinema (ABC News)

Members of a youth group caught up in the Mallacoota bushfire crisis reveal the terror they faced as they sheltered from the flames ā€” but rather than evacuating the fire-ravaged town, they’re sticking around to help the locals out.

Nicole Mills shares the story of 600 people who hid in a cinema during the bushfire chaos that threatened Mallacoota.

Eventually a generator was located and, amid the terror, there was an attempt at distraction.

“They cycled through a couple of children’s movies, there was Frozen, Happy Feet 2 ā€” it was a very strange mix of films to keep the kids occupied,” Ms Steenholdt said.

“But I think it did wonders for adults as well, just to be able to disassociate from the situation of all of us packed on the floor of a cinema.”

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