I hosted an outdoor documentary movie night as part of a free series of events called Neighbourhood Food Week which took place in public parks, community centres, plazas and streets in our Vancouver community. I wanted to show nature and food related short films which would inspire people and be educational at the same time. Facing Fire not only gives a fresh perspective on forest fire history and prevention but also sheds a much needed Indigenous light on the colonial “war again fire”. The film explores innovative ways of relating to fire as a natural part of existence and spectators left feeling optimistic, challenged and invigorated. Everybody who watches this film comes away with a newfound sense of awe and discovery and immediately wants to tell every one they know about it! It’s life-changing.

Marie-Pierre Bilodeau

ReFarmers Organizer
Documentary, Facing Fire