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"Beautifully rendered...starts as a true-life action movie and then swings into a poignant portrayal of a group of people living with the aftermath of the disaster...told with exceptional craft and warm sympathy."--Jason Gorber, Point of View Magazine


On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, a spark from a transmission line in Northern California, coupled with climate-impacted conditions, quickly grew into a devastating firestorm that engulfed the picturesque city of Paradise, California. By the time the Camp Fire was extinguished, it had killed 85 people, displaced 50,000 residents and destroyed 95% of local structures. From the moment the crisis began, Oscar-winning director Ron Howard (A BEAUTIFUL MIND, APOLLO 13) led a filmmaking team to the city and would spend a year with Paradise residents, documenting their efforts to recover what was lost.  The community members went on to forge a bond stronger than what they had before the catastrophe, even as their hope and spirit were challenged by continued adversity: relocations, financial crises, government hurdles, water poisoning, grief and PTSD. (Description courtesy of National Geographic)

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    95 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Ron Howard
  • Producer
    Brian Grazer and Xan Parker
  • Cinematographer
    Kelly A. Cook
  • Editor
    M. Watanabe Milmore
  • Music
    Lorne Balfe and Hans Zimmer