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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

a Fierce Green Fire on PBS

Marking Earth Day, DemocracyNow! played an excerpt from "A Fierce Green Fire," which airs tonight on PBS at 9pm. House parties happening to watch it together.

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, has won acclaim at festivals around the world, and in 2013 begins theatrical release as well as educational distribution and use by environmental groups and grassroots activists.

Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff and informed by advisors like Edward O. Wilson, 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.

Local Pittsburgh WQED (PBS) schedule:

Tuesday, April 22  —  09:00pm
Wednesday, April 23  —  02:00am
Thursday, April 24  —  05:00am
Friday, April 25  —  03:00am