UConn Journalism Prof. Steven G. Smith‘s short film WILDFIRE was recently accepted into the Global Conscience World Film Festival. The film was also selected for distribution on the Global Conscience World streaming channel.
Utilizing powerful images of major blazes known as “mega-fires,” the film reflects on our relationship with fire, past and present, and asks how fire will define our future. Mega-fires are erupting at a rate seven times greater each year in the past decade. They are burning upward of 10,000 acres and sterilizing the earth with their intensity.
WILDFIRE: Forest Fires in the American West was selected as one of the “best short films of the last ten years” at the Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival in New Zealand. The film has also won awards at the Los Angeles New Media Film Festival and was featured in the Planet in Focus, International Film & Video Festival in Toronto, Canada.
The film was produced and photographed by Prof. Smith. It was written and narrated by Walter Gallacher.
Watch the film on Global Conscience World or on Vimeo: