Transition Town group screens A Fierce Green Fire

The Williams Lake Transition Town Group is hosting a film and discussion night on Monday, Dec. 16.

Richard Case

Special to the Tribune/Advisor

The Williams Lake Transition Town Group is hosting a film and discussion night on Monday, Dec. 16 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.

The film being shown is call A Fierce Green Fire, The battle for a living planet.

Environmentalism is the largest movement the world has ever seen and it may also be the most important  in terms of what’s at stake.

Yet it’s not easy being green.

Environmentalists have been reviled as much as revered, for being killjoys and Cassandras.

Every battle begins as a lost cause and even the victories have to be fought for again and again.

Still, environmentalism is one of the great social innovations of the twentieth century, and one of the keys to how the twenty-first century will unfold.

It has arisen at a key juncture in history, when humans have come to rival the power of nature and as a result will influence how the earth will evolve.

Writer-director Mark Kitchell efficiently divides the film into five acts — “Conservation,” “Pollution,” “Alternatives,” “Globalization” and “Climate Change.”

The film, narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, and Meryl Streep, gives us a sweeping history of the environmental movement by recounting a host of seminal persons and events including:  Aldo Leopold, John Muir, Rachael Carson, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and yes President Nixon to name a few.

Come early for tea/coffee and browse the lending library. Doors open 6 p.m.

Share snacks and join in the discussion

Please return books/DVD’s after one month or leave at Dandelion Living.

 

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