A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

By Jim Carey

Occupy San Miguel presents the Sundance documentary A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle For a Living Planet, the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement—grassroots and global activism spanning 50 years from conservation to climate change. The film discusses the early environmentalists and the development and protection of millions of acres of pristine canyons, rivers and lands for future generations. From their difficult 1960’s campaign to halt dams in the Grand Canyon to battling 20,000 tons of toxic waste at Love Canal, from Greenpeace saving the whales to Chico Mendes and the rubber tappers saving the Amazon, from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization, the film tells vivid stories about people fighting corporate interests—and succeeding—against enormous odds.

The film is divided into five “acts.” Each one beautifully filmed:

Act 1 focuses on the conservation movement of the ’60s, David Brower and the Sierra Club’s battle to halt dams in the Grand Canyon. Narrated by Robert Redford.

Act 2 looks at the new environmental movement of the ’70s with its emphasis on pollution, focusing on the battle led by Lois Gibbs over Love Canal. Narrated by Ashley Judd.

Act 3 is about alternative ecology strands, and the main story is Greenpeace’s campaign to save the whales. Narrated by Van Jones.

Act 4 explores global resource issues and crises of the ’80s, focusing on the struggle to save the Amazon led by Chico Mendes and the rubber tappers. Narrated by Isabel Allende.

Act 5 concerns climate change. Narrated by Meryl Streep.

The film is 101 minutes. A discussion will follow. No charge. It will be shown on August 11 at 1pm in the Quinta Loreto Hotel TV Room, Loreto 15, Centro.

Film and discussion
Occupy San Miguel presents: A Fierce Green Fire
Mon, Aug 11, 1pm
TV Room
Quinta Loreto Hotel
Loreto 15

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