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Fort Mac: Staying Strong



This was a project for Telus Optik Local produced by Spotlight Productions.  We went back to Fort McMurray one year after the devastating fires of 2016 and talked to people in the community about how they were rebuilding.


In the wake of Canada's largest natural disaster, the residents of Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo are picking up the pieces. In Fort Mac: Staying Strong we meet the first responders who lost everything while they were trying to save the town, the residents still dealing with the emotional scars of the dramatic escape, and the determined local heroes who are using their unique talents to help their neighbours build a new life. 

Year of Production: 2017

Company: Spotlight Productions

Director: Neil Grahn

DP: David Baron

Running Time: 16:06 min

Camera: Sony PMW-F3 and PXW-FS7

Principal Photography: 7 Days

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