"A Fierce Green Fire," which premiered at Sundance, provides a big-picture overview of the environmental movement by telling stories of environmental activism and profiling an array of engaged people including Lois Gibbs, Robert Bullard, and Chico Mendes who strive to save the planet and the future. Chronicling grassroots and global movements over five decades, the film ranges across eras, linking the causes and placing equal emphasis on impassioned activism and explorations of broader ideas and deeper meanings. Taking the suggestion of eminent biologist E.O. Wilson, an advisor to the film, to focus on five of the most dramatic and important events and people, "A Fierce Green Fire" unfolds in five acts of equal length. The Hollywood Reporter writes: "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."
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