Screening on Sunday, 12/2, at 1 pm.
A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet
2012 | 102 mins | Various
New York Premiere
A big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, A Fierce Green Fire spans 50 years of grassroots and global activism, delving deeply into five emblematic stories and focusing on the passionate and committed people who pushed them forward. While the issues at the heart of these stories—conservation, pollution, energy alternatives, global resources, and climate change—are vital and compelling, the film’s protagonists set it apart: David Brower and the Sierra Club halting dams in the Grand Canyon, Lois Gibbs and the housewives of Love Canal fighting 20,000 tons of toxic waste, Chico Mendes and the rubbertappers saving the Amazon rainforest. This film is a dynamic ethnography of environmentalism.
This film is presented in conjunction with the reopening of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial. Audiences are encouraged to visit the renovated gallery and explore the Museum’s own conservation legacy.