Fire documentary to screen in Sonoma

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“Wilder Than Wild”

What: Wildfire documentary and panel discussion

When: Monday. Oct. 8, doors open 6 p.m.

Where: Sebastiani Theatre

Tickets: Suggested contribution $20, at the door or online at wtwsonoma.brownpapertickets.com

Exactly one year after the wildfires broke out in Sonoma Valley and around the North Bay, locals will get a chance to reflect on those events – and learn how to adapt to Sonoma’s fire-prone environment – at a film screening and panel discussion Monday, Oct. 8, at the Sebastiani Theatre.

“Wilder Than Wild” is a one-hour documentary by filmmaker Kevin White that covers notable fires from the past five years and explores how prescribed fire can reduce the need for fire suppression; and how scientists, resource managers and others are building consensus on how to manage the lands.

“Uncontrollable wildfire is already becoming a regular part of our lives in California,” said Richard Dale, executive director of the Sonoma Ecology Center, which is sponsoring the screening. “And too much fire suppression, combined with climate change, has led us to this point. ‘Wilder Than Wild’ explores these facets, which is why we’re so glad to present it to the public. Change only comes through understanding, and this movie helps get us there.”

The film starts at 7 p.m., with light refreshments and wine served at 6 p.m. A panel discussion follows the film, fwith fire ecologist Jared Childress; Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano, who helped guide emergency response during the several-day ordeal; Sonoma Ecology Center wildlife biologist Caitlin Cornwall; soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause; director Kevin White; and the film’s producer Steven Most.

The panel will be moderated by Bay Area guide Doug McConnell, the host of NBC’s “OpenRoad.”

Tickets are available with a suggested contribution of $20 online at wtwsonoma.brownpapertickets.com or at the door.

For more information on how Sonoma Ecology Center is honoring the one-year anniversary of the North Bay fires, visit www.sonomaecologycenter.org/fire-anniversary. For more on the movie, go to www.wilderthanwildfilm.org.

“Wilder Than Wild”

What: Wildfire documentary and panel discussion

When: Monday. Oct. 8, doors open 6 p.m.

Where: Sebastiani Theatre

Tickets: Suggested contribution $20, at the door or online at wtwsonoma.brownpapertickets.com

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