Sunday, September 22, 5 p.m. / Skype interview with director Mark Kitchell follows screening
A Fierce Green Fire is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement—grassroots and global activism spanning 50 years from conservation to climate change. Directed and written by Academy Award-nominated director Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties) and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende, and Meryl Streep, the film has won acclaim at festivals around the world. Inspired by the book by Philip Shabecoff and informed by advisers such as 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.