A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet
A documentary on 5 decades of the Environmental Movement
followed by discussion with Director Mark Kitchell
Occupy Forum continues Monday, February 18th from 6 – 9 pm , Global Exchange 2017 Mission Street
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!
The Strategies and Tactics of The Environmental Movement:
What can Occupy learn, adapt, apply?
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. Directed and written by Mark Kitchell, Academy-Award nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2012 and has won acclaim at dozens of festivals around the world.
A FIERCE GREEN FIRE chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century and one of the keys to the 21st. It brings together all the major parts of environmentalism and connects them.
It focuses on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds.
The film arrives at a moment of promise: 25 years after Dr. James Hansen first warned of global warming; 8 years after Katrina; 3 years after the Gulf oil disaster; 2 years after meltdown at Fukushima; a year and a half since stopping the Keystone Pipeline; and half a year since the wake-up call that was Hurricane Sandy, the capper to the hottest year on record. As Obama begins a second term more people than ever are active — descending on Washington, DC on Presidents Day and launching a broad alliance to Stop Oil. 2013 may be the year that grassroots pressure finally forces action to halt climate change. A FIERCE GREEN FIRE gives us reason to believe change can come.
Time will be allotted for Q&A and discussion. Monday 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Global Exchange 2017 Mission Street 2nd floor, near Mission and 16th BART.
DVDs available for sale after screening. Donations to OccupyForum to cover our costs are encouraged; no one turned away!
This is the perfect way to spend Monday evening after the Forward on Climate Action Sunday F17!!
Watch the video at http://youtu.be/ai-JjTrYLIE