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K-State Today

October 3, 2014



Movies on the Grass: 'A Fierce Green Fire: A Battle for a Living Planet'

By Maria Beebe

We have a special movie coming to K-State that shouldn't be missed. It is the award-winning "A Fierce Green Fire: A Battle for a Living Planet" at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building. This is the final presentation of the fall 2014 K-State Movies on the Grass series.

This well-produced documentary covers the history of the environmental movement. It spans over a century's effort to the protect the earth's land, air and water.

Key highlights include:

  • David Brower and the Sierra Club's battle to halt dams in the Grand Canyon;
  • Lois Gibbs and Love Canal residents' struggle against 20,000 tons of toxic chemicals;
  • Paul Watson and Greenpeace's campaigns to save whales and baby harp seals;
  • Chico Mendes and Brazilian rubbertappers' fight to save the Amazon rainforest; and
  • Bill McKibben and the 25-year effort to address the impossible issue — climate change.

The movie is narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep.