Director: Lucy Walker
Meet the Director:
Lucy Walker is an Emmy-winning film director who has twice been nominated for an Academy Award. Walker is renowned for creating riveting, character-driven nonfiction that delivers both emotionally and narratively. The Hollywood Reporter has called her “the new Errol Morris” and Variety has praised her unique ability to connect with audiences. Walker’s films include feature documentaries The Crash Reel (2013), Waste Land (2010), Countdown to Zero (2010), Blindsight (2006) and Devil’s Playground (2002).
Bring Your Own Brigade takes the deadliest moment in California wildfire history and explores a character-driven investigation of how two communities at opposite ends of the state and political spectrum respond to this ever encroaching threat. The film takes us inside shocking scenes to reveal how the logging industry, town politics, firefighter trauma and indigenous history in California play into this living nightmare. The images of devastation give way to a sophisticated glimpse into why we are in our current fire crisis, and why new climate conversation is so desperately needed.
- Release DateJuly 1, 2022