Free, Public Event Nov. 4 Includes Discussion with Director
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s environmental studies department will presents a screening of the film “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet” along with a discussion of the film with director Mark Kitchell, from 5:30-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4 in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. The free event is open to the public.
“A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet” is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, marked by grassroots and global activism spanning 50 years, from conservation to climate change. The film tells a wide range of vivid stories about people uniting to fight – and succeed often against enormous odds – in a wide range of efforts from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization.
Among the efforts the film depicts struggles to halt dams in the Grand Canyon, battle 20,000 tons of toxic waste at Love Canal, Greenpeace’s whale-saving initiatives, and efforts by Chico Mendes and others to save the Amazon Rainforest. Kitchell also directed and produced the Academy Award-nominated documentary “Berkeley in the Sixties,” (1990) which chronicles generation-shaping student political protest at the University of California, Berkeley.