A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet by Mark Kitchell

AFierceGreenFire_PosterScreening: Thursday, February 13th @ 5:30 pm

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.

http://www.afiercegreenfire.com/

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Cape Spin! by Daniel Coffin

capeScreening: February 14 @ 9:15 pm

Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle tells the surreal, fascinating, tragicomic story of the battle over America’s most controversial clean energy project. Cape Wind would be the U.S.’s first offshore wind farm… But strange alliances formed for and against: Kennedys, Kochs, and everyday folks do battle with the developer and green groups over the future of American power. With full access to both sides, a commitment to impartial storytelling and fueled by a satiric ‘revolutionary’ soundtrack, Cape Spin! is “a gripping and entertaining study of eco-capitalism and grassroots democracy. It proves that environmental films can be crowd pleasers, and not at all just about the environment.”

http://www.capespin.com/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/movies/cape-spin-a-documentary-about-cape-wind.html?_r=0

 

Bhopali by Van Maximilian Carlson

bhopScreening Thursday, February 13th @ 4:00 pm

Twitter: @BhopaliTheMovie

Bhopali is an award winning documentary about the survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster of Bhopal, India. What was one of the world’s worst industrial disasters of the past continues to cause suffering of thousands to this day, prompting victims to fight for justice against Union Carbide (now owned by DOW Chemical) the American corporation responsible.

http://www.bhopal.org/2011/12/bhopali-qa-with-sanjay-director-van-maximilian-carlson/

http://www.bhopalithemovie.com/talk-film-tv-interview-with-bhopali-director/

We Are the Land by Lauren Lindberg (International College FIlm Competition Winner)

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Screening Friday, February 14th @ 10:45 pm

Amidst national controversy surrounding the potential dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ environmental activist Pauline Matt stands alone to protect her native homeland – the Blackfeet Reservation of northern Montana.

http://www.diablomag.com/D-blog/News-and-Community/February-2012/Meet-Lauren-Lindberg/