Reviews and Festivals
AS SEEN ON PBS
"Highly Recommended. Explores the impact of the recent mega-fires that have destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of forest in California...Transitions smoothly into an in-depth and well-done discussion of climate change and fire management policies...Highlights a community partnership between the local Yurok Tribe and Cal Fire, aimed at restoring and balancing the forest ecosystem. Solutions, the film hopes, will be found in these community partnerships."
— Educational Media Reviews Online
"A more than timely documentary...Not only a welcome contribution to the debate on environmental politics, but a necessary and urgent one....A well-made documentary that addresses a pressing contemporary problem."
— Assistant Professor Susann Baez Ullberg, Anthropology Book Forum
"Features much footage of the wine country fires of 2017, it also offers some hope, profiling groups with various interests in healthy forests while also noting that volunteers can play a part as well in reducing risk and guaranteeing a future for forests. A timely look at an increasingly urgent environmental issue, this is recommended."
— Video Librarian
"Congratulations on an outstanding documentary that is timely and one of the best we have ever screened."
— Berkeley Video and Film Festival
"A timely film that takes 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 many landscapes to large, high-severity wildfires."
— SF Green Film Festival
"An absolutely wonderful production, the messages in this film are spot-on!"
— Ken Pimlott, Cal Fire Director
"Compelling...I was particularly impressed by the positive, practical approach to solving the problem."
— Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board
"Highly recommended. Thoughtful new documentary film"
— Russ Curtis, Director of Tech, Synergy School
"A great call to action for more prescribed fire - definitely worth a watch!"
— Nathan Pavlovic, Air Quality Scientist, Sonoma Technology
"Beautifully put together, educational, intelligent, moving, clear and very powerful (not to mention timely). It is one of the best, most effective documentaries we've seen."
— Alex Reisman, Attorney
"I both enjoyed and appreciated [the film]. As an ex-USFS firefighter, I thought it pulled together all the elements of the situation."
— Richard Schwartz, Author and Former U.S. Forest Service Firefighter
SF Green Film Festival, Green Fire Award
Berkeley Film and Video Festival, Grand Festival Award — Environmental Documentary
Wild & Scenic Film Festval
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
SF Green Film Festival
Sonoma International Film Festival
Ojai Film Festival
JORD Eco Film Festival
Friday Harbor Film Festival
Sierra Nevada Film Festival
Siskiyou Film Festival
Earth Day Film Festival