Bring Your Own Brigade

Bring Your Own Brigade

In early November 2018, raging wildfires forced the frenzied evacuation of thousands of terrified residents from the cities of Malibu and Paradise, two very different California communities. In her new documentary, twice-Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker captures the heroism and horror of that unfathomable disaster. Her character-driven exposé, Bring Your Own Brigade, also answers a question humanity can no longer afford to ignore: Why are catastrophic wildfires increasing in number and severity around the world, and can anything be done to lessen the staggering death and destruction they cause? Drawing on hundreds of hours of astonishing wildfire footage and featuring interviews with survivors, firefighters and scientists, the film reveals that short of solving global warming there are numerous, often simple steps that can be taken to not only mitigate the catastrophic devastation caused by wildfires, but restore health and balance to woodlands that have been mismanaged for far too long. But does society have what it takes to put aside short-term interests and outmoded thinking to confront a crisis that’s quite literally burning our world to the ground?

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  • Lucy Walker


  • Katherine Montgomery
  • Lucy Walker


  • Adam Lewis
  • Adele Giraud
  • Bill Benenson
  • Bryn Mooser
  • Christine Connor
  • Geralyn White Dreyfous
  • Hector Coles
  • Holly Becker
  • Jamie Wolf
  • Jena King
  • Jennie Bedusa
  • Julian Cautherley
  • Justin Lacob
  • Kathryn Everett
  • Kristof Zoltan Ruzics
  • Laurie Benenson
  • Lisa Leingang
  • Lucy Walker
  • Lyn Davis Lear
  • Lynda Weinman
  • Maria Zuckerman
  • Martha Eidsness Mitchell
  • Melony Lewis
  • Michael Bloom
  • Mimi Pham
  • Regina K. Scully
  • Roberto Grande
  • Ryan Heller
  • Sam Kahn
  • Tony Hsieh

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