Wilder Than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future

Bay Area filmmakers take us on a journey from the Rim Fire of 2013 to the Wine Country wildfires of 2017, revealing how fire suppression and climate change have exposed our forests and wildland-urban landscapes to large, high-severity wildfires, and exploring strategies to mitigate future disasters.

Directors

Kevin White, Stephen Most

Country

USA

Year

2018

Running Time

57 mins 

Website

www.wilderthanwildfilm.org

SFGFF Film Program: 

Green Film Fest Screening - September 8, 2018

San Francisco Premiere.

2018 Green Fire Award- Best SF Bay Area Environmental Feature: "We are experiencing now the fires of the future." - CAL FIRE Chief Ken Pimlott.

Bay Area filmmakers take us on a journey from the Rim Fire of 2013 to the Wine Country wildfires of 2017, revealing how fire suppression and climate change have exposed our forests and wildland-urban landscapes to large, high-severity wildfires. There is much at stake. Landscapes that store water and carbon, produce oxygen, and feed and shelter a diversity of wildlife are at risk.

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.

DISCUSSION WITH: Kevin White, filmmaker; Stephen White, filmmaker; Elizabeth Azzuz, Cultural Fire Management, Council of the Yurok Tribe; Thomas Wilson, Yurok Tribe; Mike Shukin, Firefighter; Patrick Koepele, Executive Director, Tuolomne River Trust; Jacqueline Wender (emcee), Sempervirens.