This documentary film takes a comprehensive look at the global environmental movement, from its grassroots conservation origins to today’s climate change crisis. It covers the stories of visionaries such as John Muir, naturalist and founder of the Sierra Club, and David Brower, conservationist and uncompromising founder of Friends of the Earth. The film showcases important environmental milestones such as the first Earth Day and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. It also covers key battles in the movement, including the protests over dams near the Grand Canyon, Love Canal residents’ struggle against 20,000 tons of toxic chemicals, Greenpeace’s fight to save the whales, and efforts to protect the Amazon rainforest.
Directed by Mark Kitchell, Academy Award-nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Meryl Streep and others, this film is popular among environmental organizations and eco-activists for capturing the movement’s history. The film celebrates the people and groups that contributed to today’s environmental movement.
Join us for free environmental film screenings at the Watershed Center every first Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. Screenings include a variety of topics and film styles including documentaries and major motion pictures. Enjoy free, local, organic popcorn at the show and spend some time on the beautiful Watershed Reserve before and after the movie. Registration is not required and walk-ins are welcome!
Released 2012| Runtime: 1hour, 41 min.