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"A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet"

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Executive producer Mark Weiss talks about the documentary “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet,” along with Lois Gibbs, who led the protests at Love Canal, started the Center for Health, Environment & Justice, and is featured in the film. Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff and informed by advisers like the biologist E. O. Wilson, the film chronicles the environmentalism movement. It opens at Cinema Village March 1.

Guests:

Lois Gibbs and Mark Weiss
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Comments [2]

Noach (Independent, Anti-Corporate Traditionalist) from Brooklyn

@bernardo: Thank you for noting that info.

Was it addressed at all in the segment?

Mar. 01 2013 06:58 AM
bernardo from San Francisco, CA

The film includes an interview with Carl Pope whose acceptance of $27 million from Chesapeake Energy and other natural gas interests was quite controversial when it was exposed. Scientist and activist Sandra Steingraber lambasted the Sierra Club for this matter in an essay entitled Breaking Up With the Sierra Club. http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/newsfrom187/entry/6799/

While the film seems inspiring, I am concerned that in interviews with Pope and other elite environmentalists he is legitimizing environmentalists who have adopted controversial policies benefiting powerful interests and at odds with the grassroots. As another example, Steward Brand now supports nuclear power.

Feb. 28 2013 02:40 PM

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