Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day (video)

Ashley Wells, Seth Auberon, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; Amy Goodman, John Gonzalez

In an EARTH DAY special, Democracy Now! looks at the history of the global environmental movement.

The story is told in the sweeping new documentary called "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet" (airing tonight on PBS).

Extended highlights from the film show New York housewives who take on a major chemical corporation that polluted their community of Love Canal, Greenpeace’s campaigns to save whales, to the struggle by Chico Mendes and Brazilian rubber tappers to save the Amazon rainforest.

The film’s Oscar-nominated director Mark Kitchell explains, "We were really looking to tell stories of the movement. We thought it would be a more engaging and impassioned approach to what are very difficult subjects. Usually environmental films, no matter how good they are, are an eco-bummer....These people succeeded against enormous odds. And that should give us some kind of hope..." More

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