West Kootenay EcoSociety and the Civic Theatre invite you to a special screening of the documentary film A Fierce Green Fire on April 18th in honour of Earth Day. Proceeds of the event will go to support the legal fund to Keep Jumbo Wild!
A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big‐picture exploration of the environmental movement grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Directed and written by Mark Kitchell, Academy Award-nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2012, won acclaim at festivals around the world, and in 2013 begins theatrical release as well as educational distribution and use by environmental groups.
Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff and informed by advisors like E.O. Wilson and Tom Lovejoy, A FIERCE GREEN FIRE chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century and one of the keys to the 21st. It brings together all the major parts of environmentalism and connects them. It focuses on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future, and succeeding against all odds.