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Rebuilding Paradise


Our September film, Rebuilding Paradise, was chosen because of our members' interest in how communities like ours can recover from a devastating wildfire. Interest was especially strong due to the recent Washington Fire, that resulted in evacuation orders for Sonora and Jamestown.

Because the topic hit so close to home, this film elicited some strong reactions and a lot of empathy from our group. The new footage of the Camp Fire only too clearly illustrated the speed with which a “Paradise” can become Hell on Earth. True to its title, much of the film dealt with the challenges of rebuilding a town and all its infrastructure from the ground up, and how the members of the community met that challenge.

Availability: The film is available on Hulu or the National Geographic Channel with subscriptions, or you can rent it on Amazon Prime.


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