A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet
Mark Kitchell producer, director, and writer (Kitchell Films, 2013)
A Fierce Green Fire brings together five case studies in the history of environmental movements: the Sierra Club’s fight to stop the building of dams in the Grand Canyon; the battle to stop the dumping of toxic chemicals in Love Canal; the campaign to save whales; the rubber tappers’ efforts to protect the Amazon rainforest; and the struggle to fight climate change policies. Isabel Allende, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, and others narrate these critical environmental histories in order to provide a social and political context for a popular and academic audience.
Laura J. Mitchell, University of California Irvine, will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward.