The WES Earth Ethics Committee is showing the documentary movie, A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet, on June 2 at 7 pm, at the Washington Ethical Society, 7750 16th St NW in Washington, DC.
This history of the environmental movement is educational to be sure, but anything but dry. A Fierce Green Fire is a dramatic tale of fifty years of activist struggles for environmental and social justice.
The first four “Acts” cover the Sierra Club’s battle to halt dams in the Grand Canyon, Love Canal residents’ struggle against toxic chemicals that included “detaining” EPA representatives, Greenpeace’s desperate pirate-like campaigns to save whales, and the bittersweet story of Chico Mendes (he was eventually murdered) and the Brazilian rubbertappers’ fight for Amazon rainforest. We are still waiting to see how Act Five will come out: it is our effort to rescue the planet itself from climate change.
Directed by Mark Kitchell and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep.
This is a free screening! Snacks provided, donations welcome. For more information, please contact Carol Rawie, firstname.lastname@example.org.
7750 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20012
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