"A Fierce Green Fire" - Powerful Documentary film of the Environmental Movement



Join us for a very special viewing of this inspiring documentary film on the environmental movement's evolution from the 1960s to the present!

Vividly narrated by Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Isabel Allende and Van Jones, this sweeping history of the environmental movement, in five segments, includes rare, archival footage documenting the struggle to save the planet.  

The movie looks at the movement's early days by focusing on figures like John Muir and Gifford Pinchot, both involved in the fight over damming Hetch Hetchy, and the closely related story of the Sierra Club and its first executive director, David Brower.

It progresses through the Jimmy Carter-era battle over toxic waste dumping at Love Canal, through the work of Greenpeace and the effort to stop whaling, to conflict over the Amazonian rain forest (including the assassination of Brazilian activist Chico Mendes).

"A Fierce Green Fire" also traces the raising of the movement's consciousness to racial concerns and the growing consensus that climate change is the "mother of all" environmental issues. Finally, it examines attempts to establish a worldwide climate treaty, such as the Kyoto Protocol.

For anyone who cares about the Planet or who has been involved in the environmental movement, this film will inspire and remind you of both past successes and some failures, and the need for concerned, involved citizen activists to continue the fight in the crucial years ahead!

Parents, bring your kids to see this film, and help them better understand your passion to Explore, Enjoy, and Protect this planet!

 

Agenda:

6:00 pm - Sign-In/Light dinner, including pizza!

6:15 pm - Welcome and Announcements

6:30 - 7:30 pm - First hour of film

7:30 - 7:40 pm - Brief snack break/restroom break

7:40 - 8:20 pm - Final 40 minutes of film

8:20 - 8:30 pm - Closing Comments/Action items/discussion

 

Admission is free, but a donation at the door is requested to help us defray costs.

RSVP's are strongly encouraged to help us better plan for seating and snacks too.  We look forward to seeing you!

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  • Warren L.

    Excellent! Very informative and historic!

    May 7, 2013

  • Valli

    The film puts a lot of our current day problems in perspective. I am a filmmaker and new to activism and this helped me understand a bit about where we are coming from. I am currently making a film to rescue a river in the Himalayas http://returnoftheganga.com/ Needless to say A Fierce Green Fire is a story being repeated everywhere on earth right now. Moved and touched and inspired it is now my story too.

    May 7, 2013

  • Doug M.

    Thank you Gita! Great movie and I'm looking forward to attending more meetups.

    May 7, 2013

  • gita d.

    I found it very powerfully informative to learn how the environmental movement and the civil rights movements came together into environmental justice- something I never really understood before.
    Also how David Brower's singular vision for planet earth has morphed into a thousand fragments for climate change

    May 7, 2013

  • rich

    very interesting movie.

    May 6, 2013

  • Lisa A.

    Excellent film - a good review of many of the events in the environmental movement. I was particularly interested in learning about environmental activism in the Amazon.

    May 6, 2013

  • David W.

    Great movie. Good evening.

    May 6, 2013

  • Mark R.

    A very powerful movie with some images that'll be tough to get out of my mind!

    May 6, 2013

  • Chuck B.

    gotta save gas/carbon today. Sorry to miss the movie.

    May 6, 2013

  • Philippe

    Sorry Gita, we wont be able to make it.

    May 4, 2013

  • Shannon R.

    I'll be there with Cherie Long

    May 3, 2013

  • Lorna G.

    Can't wait to see how far we've come -- and how far we have to go!

    May 2, 2013

  • Dave P.

    I am asking my small class (11) to attend as an optional writing assignment. I will tell them tomorrow--my guess is that only a couple are likely to attend, however.

    April 30, 2013

  • Mark R.

    Guest is Laura Robichek

    April 25, 2013

  • nballator

    So glad for the opportunity to see this film!

    April 23, 2013

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