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. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to battling 20,000 tons of toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace saving the whales to Chico Mendes and the rubbertappers saving the Amazon; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization... the film tells vivid stories about people fighting – and succeeding – against enormous odds.

A Fierce Green Fire premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and is playing festivals around the world. Plans are for a broad release in the fall of 2012. The film is now being completed. We're recording final narration with five narrators, including Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and Ashley Judd. We’re also adding to the ending - a call to action featuring activists of today.

Plans are for outreach and engagement with environmental groups and communities of every kind. Please join us in getting this exciting and important film out in the world where it can do some good. Let us know who you are and how you’d like to use the film. To help finish the film, donate here. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Check this site for updates on screenings and news about distribution. Soon it will be time to launch!


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“Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties) winningly spans the broad scope of environmental history in this comprehensive doc, connecting its origins with the variety of issues still challenging society today.”
Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter

"The material is vast, and it’s an incredibly dynamic film. It’s shaping up to be the documentary of record on the environmental movement.
I think it’ll be hugely successful."

– Cara Mertes, Director, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program