A Fierce Green Fire: Documentary Night at the Library

Date & Time:
12/08/2014 - 6:00pm

Phone: 250-746-7661
E-mail: cowichan@virl.bc.ca

A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet is an exploration of the environmental movement, grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. It chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century and one of the keys to the 21st. It focuses on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future…and succeeding against all odds.

The film unfolds in five acts, each with a central story and character: David Brower and the Sierra Club’s battle to halt dams in the Grand Canyon; Lois Gibbs and 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 Brazilian rubbertappers’ fight to save the Amazon rainforest; Bill McKibben and the 25-year effort to address climate change.

The film offers a view of environmentalism as civilizational change, bringing our industrial society into sustainable balance with nature.


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