A thesis film in the most literal of senses, director Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties) chronicles five decades of crucial moments in the history of environmental activism. Lush archival images, scrutinized narration and poignant interviews effectively summarize the evolution of environmental awareness from a largely localized phenomenon to an international crisis that connects us all. The film is broken into five chapters, each illuminating the power of activism and commitment (often at tremendous personal cost) at a unique historical moment. A story that will educate and inspire, A Fierce Green Fire challenges us to rethink our past, our present, and our future on Earth. 2012 Sundance Film Festival, 2012 Sheffield Doc Fest, 2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival.
Why you should watch: Garner some inspiration from individuals who have made a difference for our planet.
Saturday, October 5th at 7:30 pm // Chicago Filmmakers' Screening Space - 5243 N. Clark St. in Andersonville // $8 suggested donation
Wednesday, October 9th at 6:30 pm // Columbia College Chicago Ferguson Theater – 600 S. Michigan Ave. // $8 Admission & FREE for CCC Faculty, Students, and Staff // Ferguson Theater is wheelchair accessible