Characters are voiced by actors including Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Michael J. Fox and Jeremy Renner, among others, who donated their time to the production

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An animated retelling of the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire will show at Edmonton’s Telus World of Science next month, informed by research on mental health in the aftermath of a disaster.

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The short film Back Home Again is being billed as a “reimagining” of the blaze that burned parts of the northern Alberta city to the ground and forced nearly 90,000 people from their homes.

The production was inspired by real experiences from people who went through the fire and the subsequent recovery efforts first-hand, but the story is told from the point of view of forest animals that live in the Wood Buffalo area.

Writer and director Michael Mankowski, who grew up in Fort McMurray, said in a news release that he wants the film to show how a community can come together and rebuild.

Characters are voiced by actors including Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Michael J. Fox and Jeremy Renner, among others, who donated their time to the production.

Back Home Again begins screening at the Telus World of Science on May 3—six years to the day that the fire first swept through Fort McMurray. Additional screenings are on May 4 and 7.

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