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Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests and the Future

Synopsis

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 severity 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 and beyond. 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.

The Filmmakers

A FILMMAKERS COLLABORATIVE SF PRODUCTION presents a STEPHEN MOST and KEVIN WHITE documentary "WILDER THAN WILD: FIRE, FORESTS AND THE FUTURE" directed and narrated by KEVIN WHITE written by STEPHEN MOST produced by STEPHEN MOST and KEVIN WHITE editor GINA LEIBRECHT cinematographers STEVE DAVY, KEVIN WHITE, DAVID DONNENFIELD, DON STARNES music composer CHRISTOPHER HEDGE associate producer ALEX SAFRON additional cinematography ALAN SIMMONS, ELI ADLER, RENETTE SABA-JONES, KRISTIN RAMSEY, THOMAS DUNKLIN, MIKE SHUKEN, IAN GROB, JONATHAN BYERS, KEVIN ESLINGER sound design and mix MARK ESCOTT of PHOENIX SOUND DESIGN drone DAVID WENDLINGER and JACK MORRIS motion graphics design SEAN DANA of 7G PRODUCTIONS colour correction WILL SMITH edit finishing SUSAN UTELL and KATE LINHARDT web & distribution outreach STEVE LADD, AMY LIM, ANGELICA ARELLANO musicians MATT EACKLE - flute, JOSEPH HÉBERT - cello, CHRISTOPHER HEDGE - keyboards & percussion, archival research & clearance EMMY SCHARLATT assistant editors ALEX SAFRON, MICHELLE SAMPIOR, HANNAH TARVER-SAUNDERS project accounting & support EVA SANTELLI project coordination HANNAH TARVER-SAUNDERS additional photos and footage courtesy of AL JAZEERA, LT COL BRYAN K. ALLEN, 146TH AIRLIFT WING/CALIFORNIA AIR NATIONAL GUARD, JERRY BAKER/TUOLUMNE TRAILS, BANCROFT LIBRARY, JONATHAN BYERS/YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, JACK COHEN, GINA CLUGSTON/SIERRA NEWS ONLINE, STEVE & ANN DUNSKY/U.S. FOREST SERVICE, JASON EDMONSON, FOREST HISTORY SOCIETY/DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, FOX NEWS, J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM, GETTY OPEN CONTENT PROGRAM, KCAL, KPIX, KENT PORTER/PRESS DEMOCRAT, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, MISSOULA FIRE SCIENCES LABORATORY, U.S. FOREST SERVICE, JACK MORRIS, NBC UNIVERSAL ARCHIVES, ODN NEWS, POND 5, KRISTIN RAMSEY/YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, RENETTE SABA-JONES/NATIONAL INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER/U.S. FOREST SERVICE, MIKE SHUKEN/BERKELEY FIRE DEPARTMENT, SIERRA CLUB & TABER PHOTO, AFRIANTO SILALAHI/NURPHOTO SIPA USA, ALAN SIMMONS/FIRESTORM HD VIDEO, LELAND TARNEY/YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, TRT WORLD, UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO LIBRARY, U.S. FOREST SERVICE REGION 1 ARCHIVES, DUSTY VAUGHN/U.S. FOREST SERVICES, VIDEOBLOCKS, JEFF WESTBROOK, MARK KLETT AND BYRON WOLFE/YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, YALE ART MUSEUM with appearances by MIKE ALBRECHT, DAVID ALLEN, ELIZABETH AZZUZ, JERRY BAKER, SHAWN BAKER, MARIA BENECH, JIM BRANHAM, TRENT BROWN, DAN BUCKLEY, JOHN BUCKLEY, MARK FINNEY, JULIE FUNK, SCOTT GELFAND, MERV GEORGE JR., STEPHEN GRAYDON, ROB GRIFFITH, WILL HARLING, DORI JONES, GREG JONES, ERIC KNAPP, PATRICK KEOPELE, CLARE LONG, KELLY MARTIN, MARY NICHOLS, MALCOM NORTH, KEN PIMLOTT, STEPHEN PYNE, BRUCE RASMUSSEN, STEVE RITCHIE, MARGO ROBBINS, JASON SANDOVAL, DEREK SCHAFFER, LESTER SCOFIELD, MIKE SHUKEN, SUSAN SKALSKI, JESSICA TUNIS, KIM VAN HELMERICK, RICK WHYBRA, THOMAS WILSON SR.