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January 24, 2020 (Sundance)
July 31, 2020 (United States)
November 8, 2020 (National Geographic Channel)

Rebuilding Paradise is a 2020 American documentary film directed and produced by Ron Howard. The film follows the rebuild of Paradise, California, following the 2018 California wildfires, specifically the Camp Fire, known as the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history, and the most expensive natural disaster in the world in 2018 in terms of insured losses. The film was first announced in January 2019. Lincoln Else cinematographed the film, while Lorne Balfe and Hans Zimmer composed the score.

Acquired by National Geographic Films, Rebuilding Paradise had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2020, subsequently followed by theatrical and television release several months later. The former faced challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It later also saw digital and home media releases. The film received universal critical acclaim for its powerful portrayal of the residents of Paradise as well as the cinematography and score, though some critics found its narrative confusing.


The community of Paradise, California, a town in the Sierra Nevada foothills, attempts to rebuild after devastating wildfires in 2018.

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