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A Fierce Green Fire
A film by Mark Kitchell

101 minutes, color, 2012
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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. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to fighting toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace to Chico Mendes; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization, A Fierce Green Fire is "nothing less than the history of environmentalism itself" (Los Angeles Times).

From the Academy Award-nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende. Featuring Lois Gibbs, Paul Watson, Bill McKibben, Paul Hawken, Stewart Brand, Carl Pope, John Adams, Bob Bullard, Amory Lovins, Barbara Bramble, Jennifer Morgan and more.

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"Truly riveting. A sweeping history of the environmental movement, 'A Fierce Green Fire' is both a cautionary tale and a triumphant one." -The Washington Post

"Powerful & stirring! A worthy reminder of how much has been done to help heal our planet's ecological woes as well as how much remains to be achieved." -Los Angeles Times

"Melding history, science, and up-to-the-minute urgency, 'A Fierce Green Fire' is a clarion call that's passionate and provocative." -Boston Globe

"You won't be able to go back to business-as-usual after seeing this hell-raising documentary." -AlterNet

"Rousing, Inspiring! The most ambitious environmental documentary since 'An Inconvenient Truth' tries to make the case that we just might win. Noggin-shaking historical truths...jabs you in the heart." -Outside Magazine's "Best of Sundance"

Recommended Reading

A Fierce Green Fire: The American Environmental Movement by Philip Shabecoff

American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau ed. Bill McKibben

The Rebirth of Environmentalism: Grassroots Activism from the Spotted Owl to the Polar Bear
by Douglas Bevington


See details about this film's theatrical run.


"Five Questions with A Fierce Green Fire Director Mark Kitchell" (Filmmaker Magazine, 2/27/13)

Disc Features

●  Resource Guide
●  Timeline
●  Biography
●  5.1 Surround Sound Option

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