A High and Awful Price: Lessons Learned from the Camp Fire (Full, Official Program)

Today I’ve got something from my friends and neighbors for my friends, neighbors and anyone else interested. Take it from us, you should be interested…

The journey to making Three Days in Paradise  is unlike any I’ve heard in all my experience as a filmmaker.

Usually, a documentary team finds an idea that interests them, gets funding, shoots interviews/scenes/gathers historical images and sounds and puts it all together. Sometime later, usually years after they begin, they release their documentary.

While sometimes there are behind the scenes extras on the BluRay or DVD disc, it’s normal for a vast majority of their footages/interviews/images and more to never see the light of day.

But for me, and all of us who lived through the Camp Fire, this experience has been far from normal.

That’s why we’re releasing a mini-documentary today, “A High and Awful Price: Lessons Learned from the Camp Fire.” It’s an hourlong program talking to Paradise citizens, first responders and some Butte County officials about the disaster preparedness they executed before the Camp Fire and what hard lessons they took from the experience of living through the disaster.

In the days of DVDs, it would be a big ‘extra,’ utilizing footage that’s useful and interesting but won’t make it into the bigger story. But we’re releasing it now because, frankly, there are people in California, across the United States and even areas around the world who could use these lessons now.

So if you have heard the story of the Camp Fire, and wonder what you can learn from it, here’s your chance. If you’re a first responder, or disaster preparer in the private sector or for a governmental body, there are things here for you. If you’re simply a citizen looking to know what you and your family need to do to prepare, this is for you.

5 thoughts on “A High and Awful Price: Lessons Learned from the Camp Fire (Full, Official Program)

  1. This is a great project !! Very well done, thank you so much for all your efforts to get the word out on preparation for events of this magnitude. It is not just a chapter though, I think we have to start a new book and a new life. For 25 years this was my town,my home. I raised my children here , made a life and worked to make it a great place to be .Paradise rewarded me with so many great people and great times . I am proud to be a CMF hillbilly. Dolph

  2. I believe 87 people died. In Concow and in Paradise, I believe there were two instances where remains were recognized as 2 people.

    There are still people living in cars and tents or without either.

  3. Thank you for doing this documentary. It’s now almost 14 months out and there are still people without permanent housing. People who are still struggling mentally and physically even with some type of housing. The impact is going to be felt for years to come.

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