Documentary film Burning Ojai: Our Fire Story follows a Ventura County family and residents as they navigate devastation, repair and survival after one of the largest wildfires in state history destroys their community.
On December 4, 2017, as the Santa Ana winds whipped through Ventura County, CA, the Thomas Fire broke out and burned down 282,000 acres of land. Directed by Ojai resident and filmmaker Michael Milano, the film interweaves raw footage of the fires and interviews with those who were profoundly impacted by the devastation in an attempt to underscore the resilience of the local community during a time when wildfires in California show no signs of slowing down.
Burning Ojai: Our Fire Story is directed by Michael Milano; producers, Michael Milano, Noémie Dumont Milano; associate producers, Julie Tumamait-Stenslie and Geoff Zimmerman; editors, Charlton McMillan and Michael Milano; music by Matter.
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