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

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Redwood City Library

1044 Middlefield Road · Redwood City, CA

How to find us

Take the elevator from the front, left side of the library up to the Community Meeting Room.

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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!