Wilder Than Wild

Fire, Forests, and the Future

Official film description

The documentary reveals how fire suppression and climate change have exposed Western forests to large, high intensity wildfires, while greenhouse gases released from these fires contribute to global warming. This vicious cycle jeopardizes our forests and affects us all with extreme weather and more wildfires, some of which are now entering highly populated wildland-urban areas.

Notes on the film

The documentary deals with many different aspects of forest fires and is therefore a good starting point for viewers who want to get a complete overview of the subject. "Wilder Than Wild" is particularly valuable for viewers in the United States (West Coast, California, Bay Area) and people living in areas where forest fires occur frequently. The film impressively shows how many forests have developed in recent years from CO2 absorbers to CO2 emitters and how important it is to break this vicious circle.

Further reviews

Urban wildfires are the new normal and everyone should be prepared. – Berkeleyside

Wilder Than Wild looks at the causes and impacts of California’s increasingly devastating wildfires, with an emphasis on the effects of fire suppression. – Bay Nature

Technical information and screening rights...

Director(s): Kevin White
Script: Stephen Most
Production: Kevin White, Stephen Most
Music: Christopher Hedge
Actors: Mary Nichols, Kevin White, Jerry Baker, Scott Gelfand, Malcolm North, John Buckley, Steve Ritch, Kelly Martin, Thomas Willson Sr., Jason Sandoval, Mike Albrecht, Mike Shuken
Year: 2018
Duration: 57 min
Language (audio): English
Language (subtitles): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: United States
Our age recommendation: 14
Screening rights: Filmmakers Collaborative SF ()

More information...


Main topic(s): Climate
Secondary topics: climate natural disasters forest
Mentions: wild fires Yosemite climate change Rim Fire Corral Creek river water drinking water San Francisco Gifford Pinchot wood industry war on fire Smokey Bear intentional fires green house gases smoke fire behavior drought deforestation YSS sierra club reforestation Wine Country Wildfires
Topic Page(s): Climate

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