Sundance: ‘Bring Your Own Brigade’

Jan 29, 2021

Raging, out-of-control wildfires have become part of the new normal, especially here in the increasingly arid West. But why? Why are wildfires getting bigger and harder to put out?

In a new documentary premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker Lucy Walker sets out to learn the history and causes of devastatingly large fires, like the 2018 Camp Fire, which killed 85 people and burned the town of Paradise, California, to the ground. The problem is a lot more complex than it may at first seem: It doesn’t all come down to human-driven climate change. Walker’s film, Bring Your Own Brigade, captures how out-of-balance our relationship with nature has become, and the price we’re paying for it. She joins us Friday at 11 a.m. to talk about it.

Bring Your Own Brigade screens online at the Sundance Film Festival Friday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. MST and Sunday, Jan. 31 at 8 a.m. For more information on how to watch Bring Your Own Brigade or any of this year’s official selections for the Sundance Film Festival go to festival.sundance.org.