Shooting Producer / Director

Ashes and oil

Fort McMurray residents were forced to flee a huge wildfire that destroyed much of their city in Canada’s Alberta province in May 2016. About 88,000 residents were evacuated from the oil-rich region during the fire, the costliest natural disaster in Canada’s history. More than a month later, some returned to pick up the pieces and resume their lives.

I oversaw this coproduction with the National Film Board of Canada for the Guardian, working with director Julia Ivanova.