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Through the Lens: ‘Hotshot’

Gabriel Kirkpatrick Mann
Gabriel Kirkpatrick Mann

Hotshots are the hardened individuals who fight wildfires. Gabriel Mann’s new film gets viewers as close to the fire line as you can be without becoming a hotshot yourself.

Gabriel became fixated on wildfires in 2016, when the Sand Fire burned more than 41,000 acres around Los Angeles. So he did what anyone would do: picked up a camera and embedded with a bunch of hotshots. He wanted to understand their work, and most of all he wanted to understand fire. The footage he collected is of the sort that you’ll have to see to believe. Gabriel Mann joins us to talk about “Hotshot.”

You can also join us for a screening of the film at the downtown Salt Lake City Library on Wednesday, April 10. Tickets are free but you’ll need to RSVP. Here are the details.


Gabriel Kirkpatrick Mann | Director of the film “Hotshot.”

Air date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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