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Helicopter dumping water on wildfire in sunset
Documentary
The West is Burning

The Way Forward In The Era Of Megafire

 

The West is Burning follows a broad cast of characters diverse in geography but united by a common mission: adapting our communities to become more resilient to the recent trend of increasingly severe wildfires. The film explores the historical fire suppression and land management policy that led to the current crisis, and the urgent need to act now to generate positive change in our forests, watersheds, and communities, both rural and urban. 

 

Project Backstory

 

The West is Burning is a feature length documentary that was released in October 2020 in collaboration with Wallowa Resources. An app accompanies the documentary as a way for you to use content from the film to create short films targeted at your specific audience.

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Firefigthers watching helicopter dumping water on wildfire
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man in fire by car
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Helicopter putting out fire
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Three people sitting around a table talking
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forest
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drone shot of forest in sunset
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man walking between burnt cars
Production crew
Producer - Cody Sheehy
Cody Sheehy
Producer
Photographer
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Sound Mix - Galen McCaw
Galen McCaw
Sound Recordist
Editor

Behind the Scenes

Made Possible By
Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition
Wallowa Resources
Filmstacker