Film: A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet
Friday, February 21, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
AUSB Bachelor’s Program core faculty member Dr. Dawn A. Murray will present the film, “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet” on Thursday, February 21, 2014, at 7 p.m., in AUSB’s Community Hall. This film is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning 50 years, from ecological conservation to climate change.
Directed and written by Mark Kitchell, Academy Award-nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2012, has won acclaim at festivals around the world, and in 2013 begins theatrical release as well as educational distribution and use by environmental groups and grassroots activists.
Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff and informed by advisors like 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.
Each quarter, the Environmental Studies faculty at AUSB and the Fund for Santa Barbara co-sponsor a collaborative series on contemporary environmental issues affecting our world, free to our community.
Please join us!
All events are free and open to the public and held on the AUSB campus, 602 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA. For additional information, contact Dr. Dawn Murray, BA Program Faculty at email@example.com.