*Wilder Than Wild: Fire, Forests and the Future

Documentary Film and Panel Discussion
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WILDER THAN WILD: Fire, Forests and the Future is an award winning one hour documentary that reveals how fuel build-up and climate change have exposed Western wildlands 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.

Highlighting these issues with personal experience, filmmaker Kevin White takes us on a journey from the Rim Fire of 2013, which burned 257,000 acres in the central Sierra, to the wine country wildfires of 2017, which destroyed 9,000 buildings and killed 44 people. Along the way, we learn how the proactive use of prescribed fire can reduce reliance on reactive fire suppression, we see a California tribe renew their tradition of cultural fire, and we meet stakeholder groups working with scientists and resource managers to build consensus on how to restore and manage the lands we love and on which we depend.

A panel discussion with filmmaker Kevin White, Producer/Writer Stephen Most, San Francisco Fire Department Battalion Chief Bryan Rubenstein, and Assistant General Manager of the Water Enterprise at San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Steve Ritchie will follow this screening.

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Winner of the 2018 Green Fire Award at the San Francisco Green Film Festival.

This is a Green Stacks event sponsored by the San Francisco Department of the Environment.

This is a Films & Videos program from SFPL. From feature films to youth-made videos, we’ve got something great to watch.

The Bridge at Main is a literacy and learning center that prioritizes community learning, adult literacy, youth and family literacy and technology literacy to create a learning environment for 21st Century skills.

This is a Politics & Current Affairs program. The views and opinions expressed in programs presented by groups unaffiliated with SFPL do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SFPL or the City.

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