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REBUILDING PARADISE
2020, National Geographic, 91 min, USA, Dir: Ron Howard

On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, a devastating firestorm engulfed the picturesque city of Paradise, California. By the time the Camp Fire was extinguished, it had killed 85 people, displaced 50,000 residents and destroyed 95% of local structures. It was the deadliest U.S. fire in 100 years - and the worst ever in California’s history. REBUILDING PARADISE, from Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard, is a moving story of resilience in the face of tragedy, as a community ravaged by disaster comes together to recover what was lost and begin the important task of rebuilding.


LAST CALL AT THE OASIS
2011, ATO Pictures, 105 min, USA, Dir: Jessica Yu

It’s said you don’t miss your water until the well runs dry; this new documentary argues that this time is now at hand, with droughts and contamination an increasing fact of life in America and around the world. Filmmaker Jessica Yu has marshaled a group of scientists and activists (including famed environmental crusader Erin Brockovich) to distill the flood of facts about our impending water crisis into possible solutions.


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