Filmmakers Collaborative recently released â€œThe Fire Next Timeâ€, a 13-minute preview of a feature-length film titled: â€œMEGAFIRE at the Rim of the Worldâ€.
The Fire Next Time examines the converging elements that pushed Sierra Nevada forests to a tipping point manifesting in the 2013 Rim Fire. 256,000 acres burned in the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park, exposing the impacts of high-intensity wildfire on watersheds, wildlife, and carbon storage.
The Rim Fire also forged a coalition of environmentalists, loggers, scientists, officials and land managers called Yosemite Stanislaus Solutions. The group is responding collaboratively to the fire's aftermath, while recognizing the need to forestall the next one. Their stories are featured in this preview. Enjoy.