Source: The Source
In the fall of 2018, the Camp Fire wreaked havoc on the Northern California town of Paradise, destroying more than 14,000 homes, taking 85 lives, displacing tens of thousands of residents, and earning its place in history as the most destructive wildfire in California history.
The fire served as a political flashpoint, drawing attention to the issues of global warming, environmental preservation, and government disaster management.
For legendary filmmaker Ron Howard, the fire was personal as his mother-in-law had been a Paradise resident and he counted a number of friends amongst those affected.
As the city began to recover and rebuild, Howard and his team began to document it for what would eventually become “Rebuilding Paradise,” a National Geographic feature documentary that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Read the interview at The Source.
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