As current and relevant as can be, writing this review in the 'West Coast Inferno' time, not a year after its release, this documentary provides a multi-faceted lens through which to start looking and understanding how we got here. The multi-faceted aspect is what really makes this documentary worth-wile, with an emphasis on collaboration across the board, from science, to state, federal, local communities, and business interests. Filled with interviews, drone shots, history and maps, the documentary focuses on a part of Sierra Foothills, and highlights initiatives that seek to find collaborative solutions to address and reconcile the fact that much of California is both forested and inhabited, yes, shaped by human interference. It offsets current and recent situations by putting it against a background of native American history, pre-dating westerners' homesteading and economic exploitation.
To end with a quote by one of the experts with experience 'on the ground'; "it's a man-made problem, so we can solve this". For anyone with an interest in the current fire dangers and its causes, it's a'must-see'. Thanks for bringing this to a wider public.