“Since June 11, 2013, 544,779 fires have burned. Since June 11, 2013, 64,000,000 acres have burned and a total of 47,814 homes.” – burn.
For those of us who have never experienced how a wildfire can tear up lives, those numbers may seem distant. It might seem like something that’ll never affect us, and, in fact, depending on where you live, there’s a good chance they never will. But there are tons of people and families every year who are forced to evacuate their neighborhoods and return to burnt down houses because of these disasters.
burn., directed by Kellen MacDonald, highlights the destruction of those fires while, at the same time, displaying their unconventional beauty. Yes, they’re devastating, but at the same time, they’re a part of nature, and from the ashes rises new life. This film doesn’t aim to glorify wildfires and it doesn’t try to claim they’re a good thing. Instead, it shows their impact through incredible shots of skiing and snowboarding.
Plot aside, this film is incredible. The skiing and snowboarding is amazing, the editing is fantastic, and the shots themselves are gorgeous. No offense whatsoever to creators with less followers or views, but when I click on a YouTube page that has less than 10 subscribers, I don’t generally expect the videos to be super high quality. This video is super high quality, no doubt in my mind about that.
Make time to watch this whole video, you won’t regret. And, while you’re at it, go check out Kellen MacDonald‘s instagram page and give it a follow if you’re interested.
Image Credit: Kellen MacDonald via YouTube