Firestorm in the desert: the terrible legacy of the Gulf War – 607 oil wells burning out of control, ignited by retreating Iraqi troops. Firefighters from 10 countries answered Kuwait’s cry for help. Supported by more than 10,000 people from 40 nations, they battled and won. A 1992 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, Fires of Kuwait is a dramatic story of human ingenuity, cooperation and courage. 39 Mins. 1992/2001 Fires of Kuwait was filmed in the IMAX format and exhibited in IMAX theaters worldwide. This DVD version is digitally mastered from the original 70MM film elements with the sound components specially mixed and mastered to produce the highest quality Dolby Surround soundtrack.