2012     (1 x 114, 2 x 57, 5 x 22 min.)     Color, B/W: HD     English

A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle For a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. From halting 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 rubbertappers saving the Amazon; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization, the film tells vivid stories about people fighting – and succeeding – against enormous odds.

A Fierce Green Fire focuses on activism; it’s about movements more than issues. It’s an engaging approach, full of drama and passion. The emphasis is on synthesis, bringing together all the pieces of the environmental picture to explore connections, resonance, larger visions and deeper meanings. Never before has a film told the full story of environmentalism.

A Fierce Green Fire unfolds in five acts, each with a key story and a compelling character:

  • David Brower and the Sierra Club’s battle to halt dams in the Grand Canyon
  • Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal residents’ struggle against 20,000 tons of toxic chemicals
  • Paul Watson and Greenpeace’s campaigns to save whales and baby harp seals
  • Chico Mendes and the rubbertappers’ fight to save the Amazon rainforest
  • Bill McKibben and the collective effort to address issues of climate change

Mark Kitchell

Executive Producer
Marc Weiss

Robert Redford
Ashley Judd

Made with support from:
Sundance Documentary Fund
and LEF Foundation

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