Cascadia: Hidden Fire

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    • #3200
      Kanin Chen

      “Cascadia: The Hidden Fire”
      (60 min, Michael Lienau and Lisa Knorr, 2004)
      “CASCADIA: THE HIDDEN FIRE ” is the riveting story of scientists and ordinary people caught in extraordinary seismic events and discoveries around the globe. It explains the dynamic geology of our Cascadia Region and how and why earthquakes and other seismic-related events occur. The film provides an education on the current earthquake risk and why it is important for residents here to consider natural hazards such as earthquakes. And what these seismic detectives are learning about Cascadia will ultimately benefit the two billion people that live in super-quake prone areas along the Pacific Rim known as the Ring of Fire.

    • #3204
      first last

      I’d be glad to introduce you via email to the following resources;

      • HUB resource person: Cindi Barker ( – she’s (I believe ) in West Seattle, but does the general coordination for the (all-volunteer) HUB centers.
      • UW Seismic Lab contact: Dr. John Vidale –  (also Professor at the University of Washington and Director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, and also the WA State Seismologist).
      • City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management: Denise Smith – She can bring in info on the SNAP program and personal emergency management.  But again, you may be able to have them schedule something community-wide at another time in the near future.
      • Be aware, this topic comes with an overwhelming amount of information and lots of questions and need for discussion.  So schedule appropriately.  My recommendation would #1 Cindi, who can help you organize, reorganize or enhance your own HUB center, followed by UW.  The city can provide much literature that covers a lot on personal prep.  Be aware that if you want the City’s involvement, you will need to schedule far in advance.  Their emergency management office consists of 3 people to cover the entire population of Seattle (a sign of the priority the City Council puts on this inevitable event – do feel free to rattle some cages if you are so inclined).

      Regarding screening rights, let me fist coordinate with the filmmaker so things don’t get mixed up with the distributor.  We’ve negotiate $60 per screening (using our DVD’s, we have several).

      Another idea, if you have the energy:  When we scheduled this the first time, we also scheduled on the following Saturday to have the city come out and do a several hour training which included the SNAP training and more info/training on emergency prep at the community level.  Don’t know if they have the resources for this, but this was VERY appreciated by the community.

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    • #3306
      Kanin Chen

      For screening rights please contact Rick at  He’s made special arrangements with the filmmaker for MMP, and can set this up – $60 per screening.

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