Film A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

Saturday, January 4, 2014: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Delaware Suite (Marriott Wardman Park)

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.

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