Film team led by Professor Chris Haines is making a film about a silverado disaster that killed over 100 people in California in 1977.
The film, called The Silverado, will be released on the eve of a major film festival in Los Angeles.
The Silverados were a series of blazes that began in 1979.
The blazes, which began in Los Feliz and spread across the Los Angeles basin, killed over 200 people in an urban blaze that was blamed on arson.
The fires started at a gas station and were blamed on a botched leak in the underground supply line of the gas station, but the gas company was found not to have done anything wrong.
The fire was blamed by authorities on a faulty gas pump that ran under the freeway and failed to properly shut down.
Professor Hains said the film’s title, Silverado: The Story of the Silverado Disaster, captures the tragedy of what happened in a way that the rest of us would have understood.
The silverado was the biggest fire in the state of California history and its destruction left an awful legacy of devastation and pain that still lingers.
Silverado was a disaster film in which the film team would like to tell a story of what could have happened, said Professor Hains, who is the Dean of the School of Film, Television and Mass Communication at California State University, Northridge.
“The Silverado film is one that I would like people to experience in the future,” he said.
“It’s a story that could have gone on for a thousand years and I would love to tell that story in the near future.”
Silverado’s story Professor Haine said his film will tell the story of a team of film students and a few other members of the film crew.
The students worked on the film for four years before it was completed.
The student team included three women who had not seen any films before.
“They had never been to film school before they began filming,” Professor Hrain said.
Professor Mike Kovalic, a senior lecturer at the School, was also involved in the film and said it was a collaborative effort.
“We were not doing it for ourselves but rather to share our story and our research and the film was based on that,” he explained.
“Our goal was to make a film that would bring people together to share their stories.”
Professor Haining said the students and the crew would use their own experiences to tell the Silverados story and highlight the importance of understanding and respecting the lives of others.
Professor Koval, who has worked on documentaries such as The World Apart and The American Dream, said he would like the film to highlight the positive aspects of life.
“You can’t understand people in isolation,” he told New Scientist.
“When we are all together, we are a community.”
Professor Kralic said the silverado film team had a few challenges to overcome.
“One of the most difficult things is that the story is set in the 1920s, so it has to be made in a timeframe that the film will be relevant to,” he added.
Professor Dr Stephen Clements, a professor of history at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, said the Silverados were a difficult film to make.
“In the early days, I think the director and the students wanted to make it more contemporary,” he suggested.
“I think they really wanted to do something about the way people were behaving at the time, which was very difficult to do in the early 20th century.”
Professor Clements said the documentary would explore the role of social and environmental change in shaping the Silverada story.
“To do a film on this particular event is to take a look back at how society has changed since then and try to understand the impact that change has had on people’s lives and their perception of the world.”
The film team hopes to have the film screened at the International Film Festival in New York this autumn.
The story The Silveradoes film will follow a group of students as they attempt to understand how the Silverads came to be, as well as the impact on the people who lived through them.
“There are so many layers to this story and it’s very hard to tell it all in one film,” said Professor Kravic.
The Silverads silverado will be shown on October 21 in Los Angles.”
But in doing so, we have to be mindful that there are things that we can learn from history.”
The Silverads silverado will be shown on October 21 in Los Angles.