From Ashes to Forest

From Ashes to Forest is a feature length film archived on the goldmine that is the National Film Board of Canada. Shot in Banff and Wood Buffalo National Parks, this film released in 1984 surfaces the need for fire to promote the renewal and health of the forest. Also called into question are the risks involved with the Smokey Bear campaign and brand of fire management.

Mostly, the film is beautiful, the soundtrack is majorly feel-good era specific, and it’s educational as can. Maybe you’ll learn a thing or two.

Watch it here.


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2 Responses to From Ashes to Forest

  1. tinder September 2, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    thought provoking, superb film as always from the NFB, great to find it here, cheers!

  2. T.J.C. September 21, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    I just read a great book that you might enjoy: Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout by Philip Connors, it’s a good mix of Thoreau reflectiveness, historical facts and personal anecdotes.
    I really enjoy the blog, keep it up.


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