Firestorm: Out of the Ashes


Firestorm: Out of the Ashes is a documentary film that celebrates the spirit of community, and the heroism of the firefighters, police, and an untold number of volunteers who devoted their time helping others during one of the most dramatic events in the history of Canada: the Okanagan Mountain Forest Fire of 2003.

Ten years later, this film searches for untold stories and unpublished images to evoke the memories of the Okanagan residents who lived through the faithful days of August 2003. It reflects on how the fire shaped and changed their lives. It gives back to the community that gave so much to so many.

The Filmmakers

ASCENT FILMS presents the short documentary "FIRESTORM: OUT OF THE ASHES" directed by JIRI BAKALA written and produced by MELISSA JOHNSON music composed by KENTON GILCHRIST cinematography by JIRI BAKALA edited by STEVEN ANTTURI