12 Dec '11, 11am

Lights, camera, activism: Filming the story of environmentalism

Lights, camera, activism: Filming the story of environmentalism

unfolds in five acts, each following a strand of the modern environmental movement. There's David Brower and the Sierra Club fighting to keep dams out of the Grand Canyon in the '60s. The Love Canal saga of the '70s explores the ravages of industrial pollution. Greenpeace's "Save the Whales" campaign marks the beginnings of direct-action activism. Chico Mendes and the Amazon rainforest story exemplify the globalization of the movement. And, finally, there's climate change, embodied by catastrophes both physical (Hurricane Katrina) and political (America's 20 years of inaction). Five acts to capture the entire half-century of modern environmentalism. It's an epic work of history. At the film's heart are the three middle acts -- Love Canal, Greenpeace, and Chico Mendes -- stories of unlikely heroes who risked their lives (and in Mendes' case, lost it) to stop profit-driven d...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-change/2011-12-12-lights-cam...

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