Director: Ron Howard

95 mins, USA, 2019, Digital

To pre-order Rebuilding Paradise, click here. The film will be available to view on IFI@Home from Monday, September 21st at 18.30.


On the morning of November 8th, 2018, a devastating firestorm engulfed the picturesque city of Paradise, California. By the time the fire was extinguished, it had killed 85 people, displaced tens of thousands of residents and destroyed 95% of structures. It was the deadliest US fire in more than 100 years, and the worst in California’s history. Rebuilding Paradise, from Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, is a moving story of resilience in the face of tragedy, as a community ravaged by disaster comes together to recover what was lost and begin the seemingly impossible task of starting again, even as their hope and spirit are challenged by continued adversity: relocations, financial crises, government obstacles, water poisoning, grief and PTSD.

This screening will be followed by a virtual Q&A with the filmmakers.

Screening as part of the 2020 IFI Documentary Festival, 21st – 27th September.

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