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Facing the most destructive fire in Malibu's history, a father and son decide to ignore a mandatory evacuation order to save their homes and community from total destruction. Saving Malibu is a unique and powerful film captured first hand by the people who stayed to fight and told by a filmmaker who’s own home was lost to the flames.
Mikke Pierson and his son Emmet had been preparing for this for a long time; masks, goggles, and fire hoses laid out on the garage floor. Mikke had just been voted onto the City Council three days prior, and it felt now more than ever it was his duty to save his neighborhood. As the fire quickly closed in and his neighbors evacuated, Mikke and Emmet stayed behind to fight. Could Mikke and Emmet really save their neighborhood? With no fire brigade in-sight, they took matters into their own hands, fire hoses quickly becoming heavy, they armed themselves with garden hoses and water wands as the fire engulfed them.