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Title:
A fierce green fire the battle for a living planet
Publication Information:
[United States] : First Run Features, [2012].
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; NTSC, all regions; widescreen presentaion (1.77:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
Target Audience:
Rating: Not rated.
Language:
English
Language Note:
English dialogue; English subtitles; closed-captioned.
General Note:
Originally produced as a documentary in 2012.

Based on the book by Philip Shabecoff.

Special features: Resource guide; timeline; biography.
Abstract:
Spanning 50 years of grassroots and global activism, this Sundance documentary brings to light the vital stories of the environmental movement where people fought, and succeeded, against enormous odds.
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Spanning 50 years of grassroots and global activism, this Sundance documentary brings to light the vital stories of the environmental movement where people fought, and succeeded, against enormous odds.


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Library Journal Review

This documentary traces environmentalism from its beginnings 50 years ago in wilderness conservation through the exploration of past battles and a current quandary. The highlights concern the Sierra Club's campaign to prevent the construction of a dam across the Grand Canyon; a grassroots battle to relocate residents of Niagara Falls, NY, living around the toxic Love Canal; the bold interventions on the high seas by Greenpeace and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to help to end commercial whaling; and Brazilian rubber tree tappers organizing to preserve segments of the Amazon rain forest, with a focus on martyred leader Chico Mendes. The final segment examines the climate change issue, touching on failed summit meetings and online international groups like Bill McKibben's 350.org. Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende, and Meryl Streep supply the narration. Bonus features include a teacher's guide. -VERDICT This perceptive film demonstrates how environmentalism has made a difference in the world but concludes that fighting climate change requires a global effort. This dynamic production should be of interest to students and general audiences.-David R. Conn, formerly with Surrey Libs., BC (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.