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Life as One of the Last Fire Lookouts

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From Director Lindsey Hegan and cinematographer Chris Naum, Ode to Desolation introduces Jim Henterly, a naturalist, illustrator, and fire lookout. In an effort to preserve the human narrative, Henterly is dedicated to holding his post as the eyes and ears of Washington’s historic Desolation Peak Fire Lookout, while contemplating the dwindling days of fire lookouts in North America, with the influence of technology and artificial intelligence threatening to make the role obsolete.

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