Join us for a special post-film panel discussion on opening night – Friday, April 19th at 7:00pm – featuring local experts in the field of environmental studies!
"Winningly spans the broad scope of environmental history.” Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter
"Rousing ... the most ambitious environmental documentary since An Inconvenient Truth tries to make the case that we just might win. Noggin-shaking historical truths ... jabs you in the heart." Michael Roberts, Outside Magazine
"Rarely do environmental-themed films come with the ambitious scope of A Fierce Green Fire… which aims at nothing less than the history of environmentalism itself." Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
Spanning 50 years of grassroots and global activism, A Fierce Green Fire, from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties), brings to light the vital stories of the environmental movement where people fought – and succeeded – against enormous odds. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to fighting toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace to Chico Mendes; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization, A Fierce Green Fire is “nothing less than the history of environmentalism itself.” (Los Angeles Times). Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff and informed by advisors like Edward O. Wilson, this fascinating documentary chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century and one of the major keys to the 21st. Through awe-inspiring stories of triumph and struggle, the film focuses on real world activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, their futures – and succeeding against all odds. Narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende. (Dir. by Mark Kitchell, 2012, 101 mins., Not Rated, First Run Features) Digital. >Watch the Trailer
Maria Baier Executive Director of the Sonoran Institute
Roger Clark Grand Canyon Program Director for The Grand Canyon Trust
Paul Green Executive Director of Tucson Audubon
Diana Liverman IE coDirector and Regents Professor of Geography and Development
Kenny Walker Rachel Carson Fellow and PhD candidate in the University of Arizona's English Department's Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English (RCTE) program, studying the rhetoric of science and technology.