Following the Rim Fire tragedy of 2013, two local documentary filmmakers have been tracking Mega-Fires and the change of our landscapes due to climate change. They wanted to tell the story of Camp Tuolumne as the biggest human loss in the Rim Fire, and interviewed FOBTC Executive Director Scott Gelfand for their documentary at camp.
The Berkeley premiere is next Monday. Come join us for this powerful story.
Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future will be screening Monday, May 21, at 7pm at the Brower Center Theatre in Berkeley followed by a discussion and Q & A with Berkeley City Councilmember Kate Harrison, UC Berkeley fire scientist Scott Stephens, Firefighter Mike Shuken, and filmmakers Kevin White and Stephen Most.
Four years in the making, this one-hour documentary reveals how fuel build-up and climate change have exposed Western forests and wildland-urban landscapes to large, high intensity wildfires – and explores strategies to mitigate the impact of these fires.
Tickets are selling fast ($15). All proceeds will go towards the outreach and distribution of the film.
The Brower Center is at 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley – Directions
For more information on Wilder than Wild, visit https://www.wilderthanwildfilm.org
To see the trailer, visit: https://vimeo.com/184561279
“We are experiencing now the fires of the future.” – Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE Chief
Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future reveals how fire suppression and climate change have exposed our forests and wildland-urban landscapes to large, high intensity wildfires, while greenhouse gases released from these fires contribute to global warming. In this one-hour documentary, filmmaker Kevin White takes us on a journey from the Rim Fire of 2013 to the wine country wildfires of 2017. Along the way, we learn how the proactive use of prescribed fire can reduce reliance on reactive fire suppression, we see a California tribe renew their tradition of cultural fire, and we meet stakeholder groups working with scientists and resource managers to build consensus on how to restore and manage the lands we love and depend on.