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From Ashes to Forest

From Ashes to Forest

| 52 min

Filmed in several of Canada's national parks (including Banff and Wood Buffalo), this feature documentary looks at forest fires versus fire suppression. Sometimes forest fires are essential for plant renewal, healthy growth, soil enrichment and new environments for wildlife.

  • director
    Tony Ianzelo
  • cinematography
    Tony Ianzelo
  • producer
    Mark Zannis
  • executive producer
    Barrie Howells
  • script
    Boyce Richardson
  • sound
    Bev Davidson
    Jean-Guy Normandin
  • editing
    Margaret Wong
  • sound editing
    Jackie Newell
  • narrator
    Richard Gilbert
  • music
    Larry Crosley


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Ages 12 to 17

Geography - Natural Resources
Science - Environmental Science
Science - Life Systems/Ecology
Technology Education - Environment and Technology

Pre-viewing: Brainstorm the causes and effects of forest fires on Canada’s woodlands. How are the fires fought and brought under control? Post viewing: Discuss the positive effects of fires in our woodlands. Have students comment on the effects of controlled burns in our forests; why are they sometimes necessary to preserve the forests? Discuss fire suppression as opposed to fire fighting in forestry. Discuss the dangers to plants and animals that result from human interference in the natural order.

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