Netflix releases trailer for Camp Fire documentary, 'Fire in Paradise'
Netflix has released the trailer to a documentary that tells stories of 2018's deadly Camp Fire. ‘Fire in Paradise’ chronicles the most destructive wildfire in California's history, which left the Butte County town of Paradise destroyed and killed 85 people. The 40-minute film is powerful, sensitive and heartfelt and includes interviews with dispatchers, first responders and survivors. The documentary, which was directed by Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari, premieres on Netflix on 1 November 2019.
‘Fire in Paradise’ has gripped audiences around the world at different film festivals, winning the Audience Award at the Hamptons Film Festival. Now, the film is about to become available to the world as it will be released on Netflix.
On the morning of 8 November 2018, a seemingly small fire broke out in Butte County, California, near the town of Paradise. Over the course of a few short hours, the Camp Fire grew into the country’s deadliest wildfire in over a century, killing 85 people and destroying Paradise. By the time it was contained more than two weeks later, it was measured to be the most destructive and deadliest wildfire in California history. More than 50 000 people were evacuated.
Through first-hand footage of the disaster and personal interviews with survivors and emergency responders, ‘Fire in Paradise’ vividly retells the terrifying survival stories from that day.
The Camp Fire documentary is a powerful and moving first-person account from individuals and first responders that battled against the inferno and was produced by local filmmaker, Golden Eagle Films.
In July the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection released ‘Into the Fire’, a 17-minute film about the Camp Fire. Other films about the fire include “The Deadliest Wildfire in California History” by Vice, ‘The Camp Fire Documentary’ by Paradise-area film maker Golden Eagle Films, and ‘Inside the Megafire’ by PBS.
‘Rebuilding Paradise’ directed by Ron Howard for National Geographic is still under development. It will follow the residents, first responders and volunteers helping to rebuild the town over the course of a year.
Click on the image above to watch the trailer on YouTube.
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