This industrial film documents the installation of TED Global Initiative's Inside Out project in Bastrop. The Inside Out project captures portraits of those living in areas of economic, political, or social strife. Individuals attached to the project are interviewed, and we see the portraits being placed on a corrugated tin exterior of a building in the city.
On September 4, 2011, severe drought conditions and strong winds from Tropical Storm Lee caused three separate wildfires to develop in in the pine forests of Bastrop County. The fires soon merged into one large blaze, immediately impacting the suburban neighborhoods of Circle D-KC Estates and Tahitian Village. Emergency personnel completely contained the fire by October 11. The fire caused two confirmed deaths and destroyed 1,691 homes. The nearby Bastrop State Park was seriously affected, with only 50 to 100 acres of its 5,926-acre premises escaping fire damage. The wildfire remains the most destructive in Texas history. The ideal combination of drought, high winds, unseasonably warm temperatures, and low humidity produced more than 31,000 total wildfires in Texas during 2011. The 4 million acres burned accounted for 47 percent of the total acreage burned across the United States that year.