National Geographic Documentary Films is set to release Ron Howard’s documentary Rebuilding Paradise in select theaters on July 31, according to Deadline.

  • The documentary tells the story of a California community ravaged by disaster that comes together to recover what was lost.
  • On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, a devastating firestorm engulfed the picturesque city of Paradise, California. By the time the Camp Fire was extinguished, it had killed 85 people, displaced 50,000 residents and destroyed 95% of local structures. It was the deadliest U.S. fire in 100 years — and the worst ever in California’s history.
  • The film premiered at Sundance earlier this year. Check out our review here.
  • Rebuilding Paradise will also play next week at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
  • For every ticket sold for Rebuilding Paradise, $1 will go to charities supporting the town of Paradise, California.
  • Rebuilding Paradise is produced by Imagine Documentaries, Brian Grazer, Howard, Xan Parker, Sara Bernstein and Justin Wilkes with Lizz Morhaim co-producing.
  • Executive producers include Michael Rosenberg, Louisa Velis, Carolyn Bernstein and Ryan Harrington.
  • The doc features cinematography by Lincoln Else; editing by M. Watanabe Milmore and music by Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe.
  • You can see the full trailer for Rebuilding Paradise below:

What they’re saying:

  • Director Ron Howard: “Now more than ever, we need to remember that when people come together for the greater good we can make a positive change on our shared future. The passion and commitment of the people of Paradise, to one another and to rebuilding their community, is a reminder of the strength and resilience of the human spirit.”