BIFF 2020
International documentary
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Rebuilding Paradise

USA/ 2020/ 1 t. 37 min.
Ron Howard
Lincoln Else
Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Xan Parker, Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes
Paradise Lost – and rebuilt

On the morning of November 8th 2018, a small spark ignites one of the worst wildfires in the history of California. What ensues is a raging inferno, as a rain of burning embers set rooftops on fire, propane tanks explode, and desperate residents rush into vehicles hoping to escape death. In REBUILDING PARADISE, Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard relives the terror and helplessness of the inhabitants of the city ironically named Paradise. But as the survivors struggle with trauma, their work to rebuild their hometown also becomes a testament to the power of hope and human resilience.

Ron Howard (USA) Selected filmography: SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018), FROST/NIXON (2008), DA VINCI-KODEN (2006), A BEAUTIFUL MIND (2001), APOLLO 13 (1995)

Ron Howard