Drought (California. USA)
Reel Duration: 7’18”
Water runs our world and it has been taken for granted especially in the American land of plenty and in particular in the American West, until a couple of decades ago.
In this reel, the parched, dusty landscape of Central California is dotted with billboards along its highways warning of forest fires like they were the coming apocalypse. “Wildfire is coming. Are you ready?” Trucks and trailers barrel past the foreboding signs. No one cares to stop long enough to survey the dry bleakness that has overtaken farms, grazing land, and now bumps up against trailer parks and suburban ranch homes. This 7 years drought is unlike any seen before in the region.