Elemental: Reimagine Wildfire

Elemental: Reimagine Wildfire

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  • Trip Jennings


  • Narrated by David Oyelowo

How can we reimagine our relationship with wildfire as we prepare for an increasingly hotter future?

Filmed across the West and narrated by Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actor David Oyelowo, and featuring the voices of climate experts, Indigenous people and fire survivors, Elemental: Reimagine Wildfire takes viewers on a journey with the top experts in the nation to better understand fire. The film follows the harrowing escape from Paradise, California as the town ignited from wind-driven embers and burned within a few hours of the fire's start. It then continues to the even more recent fires of the last two years, when Oregon, California and Colorado suffered their worst wildfires in recorded history.

Photo credit: Balance Media

Past Programs


Living with wildfire

California Film Institute, San Rafael, CA