The Perfect Firestorm – The Thomas Fire Story will be screened at the Ojai Film Festival on Sunday November 3rd at 1pm and Friday November 8th at 1pm at the Sane Living Center at 316 E Matilija St, Ojai, CA 93023. CAPS Media’s documentary chronicles the extraordinary personal stories of survival and healing during and following the devastating Thomas Fire.
“The Perfect Firestorm is an amazing achievement that has had a tremendous impact on so many people in and around this community. Being recognized by the Ojai Film Festival is well-deserved. Thank you to CAPS Media for capturing this historic event in such a meaningful way.” David Endaya, Ventura City Fire Chief
The film was produced by CAPS MEDIA in collaboration with the Museum of Ventura County, Ventura City Fire and Police, Ventura County Fire, Sheriff’s, Office of Emergency Services and other agencies. Based on dozens of engaging first-person interviews with fire fighters, first responders, residents and others impacted by the tragedy. In addition to sharing their heartfelt, inspiring and at times tragic stories, the citizens throughout Ventura County provided CAPS Media with hundreds of personal photos and videos that were critical to the story.
CAPS Media continues the productive collaboration with Ventura City’s Community Service department producing a series of productions and individual profiles designed to provide the public with behind the scenes persecptives and information on how the city government works and who the people are who provide the vast collection of city services. The videos appear on the City’s website, various social media platforms and on CAPS’s television channels.
CAPS Media or CAPS, an acronym for Community Access Partners of San Buenaventura, is a non-profit 501 3(C) corporation formed in 2000 with a goal of ensuring that the operation of a media center for community service is managed independently and without discrimination. CAPS’ mission is to create an engaged and informed community through participation in electronic media.
The CAPS Media staff manages two television channels and a radio station (KPPQ 104.1FM) in Ventura. Channel 6 is Ventura’s public access channel airing programming submitted by local member from the community. Channel 15 airs educational and government programming produced by CAPS Media and the City of Ventura as well as Ventura Unified School Board meetings, County Supervisor meetings and other educational and government programs. CAPS Radio KPPQ-LP Ventura is a non-commercial radio station providing a venue and a voice for the citizens of Ventura to share stories, programming and topics of personal and public relevance. The station broadcasts on 104.1 FM and streams on the CAPS Media website and on the Mytuner app which is available on smart speakers and on smartphones.
CAPS Media continues to record, broadcast and stream local community council meetings throughout the city. In the coming weeks CAPS will cover East Ventura, MidTown, Ventura College, Westside, and Montalvo community councils. All programs air on CAPS Media Channel 6 and stream on capsmedia.org. Go to the schedule tab on the CAPSMedia.org website for dates and times.