Three years ago today, on November 8th, 2018, the historic Camp Fire destroyed the town Paradise and killed 85 people. In its wake, the community gathered to process what had happened while looking to the future. A series of community meetings identified “nature” and “community” as key values for Paradise. Their vision ensured housing and employment for the survivors and an economy and community that are resilient in disaster.
“A Message from the Future of Paradise” is a 7-minute film that imagines the rebuilding of Paradise, California towards a very bright future. Filmmaker and Paradise native Allen Myers hopes this film offers a vision for other communities facing disaster. He set out to compile this yet-to-be-manifested vision into a blueprint for the town. “I knew I had to return to my hometown after the fire. With much of the media coverage focusing on the devastation, I wanted to make a film that brought hope and inspired action,” says Myers.[…]
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