Rebuilding Paradise

Special Program

Photo courtesy of Cal OES

Wildfires have become a depressingly regular occurrence in California, Oregon and other western states. Due in part to climate change, as well as homebuilding that continues to encroach into the wildland–urban interface, the transition zone between human development and unoccupied lands, these disasters have progressed from annual rarity to expected season to ominously typical reality. But when cities and towns burn, who gets to say which get rebuilt, and for whom? The new film, Rebuilding Paradise, focuses on the rebuilding of Paradise, California, and raises questions of home, community and equity. Is it fair that the state carries the burden of the few? Why does Paradise get rebuilt, but not parts of cities devastated by decades of racist urban policies? Watch the film and then explore these questions with our panel.

Co-presented by the San Francisco Urban Film Fest.

Learn more about all of the events in store for the San Francisco Urban Film Fest, happening June 14 through June 21.


SPUR Digital Discourse
Registrants will receive a link to this Digital Discourse a day in advance of the program. Later registrants will receive a link one hour prior to the program's start. Anyone registering less than an hour before the program may not receive a link.

Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to [email protected] or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.