HUMAN, NPO 2
The Troubled West
America’s west coast entered the 2020’s in free fall. Cost of living soared, and homelessness spiked. Droughts and wildfires ravaged rural communities. Police and activists clashed in the cities. COVID-19 spread unabated.
In the midst of this chaos, the Dutch public broadcaster HUMAN asked us to reflect on our life in California with a short documentary about wildfire season for their award-winning series 2Doc Kort.
Over the next two years, this commission grew into a highly-personal, three-film series covering climate change, the future of food, and social unrest in our little corner of the USA.
Direct and produce a three-film series for European public TV investigating the impacts of wildfires, industrialized agriculture, and mass protest movements on the social fabric of the American west coast.
Series creators; directors; producers; editors; writers
The films received substantial Dutch press and attention, culminating with the final film in the series—Portland’s Burning Heart—being selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.