"We are experiencing now the fires of the future.” ~ CAL FIRE Chief, Ken Pimlott
Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary Wilder than Wild by Kevin White and Stephen Most at the OFJCC.
Wilder than Wild | Film 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. 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.
Stephen Most is a writer, filmmaker and playwright. He is the author of Stories Make the World: Reflections on Storytelling and the Art of the Documentary and River of Renewal: Myth and History in the Klamath Basin. The writer and producer of River of Renewal, Nature's Orchestra and Wilder than Wild, he has writing credits on four Academy Award-nominated documentaries and five Emmy winners.
Kevin White is an Emmy Award-winning producer, director and writer who has worked in media since 1982. In 1984 he founded Full Frame Productions, and in 1988 created the nonprofit Filmmakers Collaborative SF with Michal Aviad. Kevin has produced and directed dozens of films. His work has received multiple awards including Emmys, CINE Golden Eagles and ACE Awards, while also being broadcast on PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, Bravo, BBC, ZDF and Arte. In 2010, Kevin and his colleague David Donnenfield received the Harold Gilliam Award for Environmental Reporting from the Bay Institute for their How On Earth video series.
Kevin White and Stephen Most have collaborated on multiple projects, including From the Ground Up and A Land Between Rivers, both airing extensively on PBS.
"An absolutely wonderful production, the messages in this film are spot-on!" ~Ken Pimlott, Former Chief, California Department of Fire and Forestry (Cal Fire)
"Beautifully put together, educational, intelligent, moving, clear and very powerful (not to mention timely). It is one of best, most effective documentaries we've seen." ~Alex Reisman, Attorney
"An outstanding documentary that is timely and one of the best we screened." ~Berkeley Video & Film Festival
Movie runtime: approximately one hour.
For the entire community
Sunday, March 22
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F)
$5 General Admission | Free for Students (with valid ID)
Contact: Robin Vasilakos | [email protected]