California on Fire
California on Fire is a video and sound artwork by southern Californian artist Jeff Frost. It uses catastrophic effects of climate change as a backdrop to examine the experience of grief and loss. The film’s five chapters are the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, and acceptance.
To create California on Fire, Frost trained as a firefighter, gained full access to more than 70 wildfires, and shot 350,000 photos over five years. It has been featured on Artnet, Time Magazine, National Geographic, PBS Newshour, and many others.
US 2018, 25 min