Wilder than Wild
Debuting in Oregon for the first time is our first feature film, Wilder than Wild, produced by Stephen Most and Kevin White with Filmmakers Collaborative. This is a one-hour documentary that reveals how fire suppression and climate change have exposed our forests and wildland-urban landscapes to large, high-severity wildfires, and explores strategies to mitigate the impact of these fires.
"We are experiencing now the fires of the future.” - CAL FIRE Chief, Ken Pimlott.
Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future reveals how fire suppression and climate change have exposed our forests and wildland-urban landscapes to large, high severity wildfires, while greenhouse gases released from these fires contribute to global warming. In this one-hour documentary, filmmaker Kevin White takes us on a journey from the Rim Fire of 2013 to the wine country wildfires of 2017. 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 depend on.
Tune into JPR on January 30th at 8:30am for a live interview with the producers and meet them in person at the 17th Annual Siskiyou FilmFest!
Run Wild, Run Free
Returning to the festival for the second year for our next feature film is filmmaker and producer, Shane Anderson with his film, Run Wild, Run Free, with Pacific Rivers.
Over 60 years ago America was at the peak of the industrial revolution and the nation's waterways were dying from dams, water diversions, and pollution. The plight of America's rivers caught the attention of twin brothers and renowned wildlife biologists John and Frank Craighead after witnessing the demise of their childhood river the Potomac in Maryland and after hearing of dam proposals on Montana's most wild river where they were studying grizzly bears on the verge of extinction, they knew something must be done as the titans of industry pushed west.
The brothers drafted a river classification system with the hope to protect what remained of wild rivers. Their tenacity and determination were carried to the halls of Congress by courageous bi-partisan leaders in the 1960’s where the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.
Run Wild Run Free takes the viewer through the history to the present of Wild and Scenic as told through experts, grassroots organizers, whitewater enthusiasts, and members of the Nez Perce tribe in Idaho.Our