Film & Discussion: A Fierce Green Fire - The Battle for a Living Earth

When & Where
Elihu Harris Building - Auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA
December 5, 2013 - 5:30pm


This film explores the history of the environmental movement spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.

The film’s five acts cover David Brower and the Sierra Club’s battle to halt dams in the Grand Canyon; Lois Gibbs and Love Canal residents’ struggle against 20,000 tons of toxic chemicals; Paul Watson and Greenpeace’s campaigns to save whales and baby harp seals; Chico Mendes and Brazilian rubbertappers’ fight to save the Amazon rainforest; and Bill McKibben and the 25-year effort to address climate change.

Following the screening, there will be a discussion with the film’s director, Mark Kitchell, who also directed the Academy Award-nominated film “Berkeley in the Sixties” and his partner and collaborator, artist and activist Ruth Sakheim.

Cost:  Free