"A Fierce Green Fire" Takes A Compelling Look At 50 Years Of Environmental Activism

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Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013 4:30 am

BOULDER, Colo. /PRNewswire/ -- Tackling the emotional

cases of industry versus environment is a challenge that attracts many

film documentarians, but to cover the story of the environmental

movement as a whole is what Oscar-nominated director Mark Kitchell

depicts in a compelling and ambitious documentary. A Fierce Green

Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet features a cast of top

storytellers, including veteran film stars Meryl Streep, Robert

Redford, Ashley Judd and authors Isabel Allende and Van Jones. You can

now experience this important movie that chronicles the fight to save

our planet on GaiamTV.com here:

http://www.gaiamtv.com/video/fierce-green-fire

The film unfolds around five major stories from the past 50 years: *

The Sierra Club's battle to halt dams in the Grand Canyon * Love Canal

residents' struggle against 20,000 tons of toxic chemicals *

Greenpeace's campaigns to save whales and baby harp seals * Brazilian

rubbertappers' fight to save the Amazon rainforest * The 25-year

effort to address climate change

"This movie is important because it shows clearly, with documentation,

how the general public and blue collar workers not only awoke the

nation for the first time to environmental health risks, but that

grass roots groups are instrumental in taking ideas from a local level

to a national level, to even creating a Superfund. If we can do all

that, what can we do on other environmental issues, from fracking to

nuclear power?" said Lois Gibbs, the force behind the Love Canal fight

and executive director of the Center for Environmental Health and

Justice.

Through these major storylines and several smaller ones, the film

provides an exploration of the environmental movement from grassroots

level to global scale. Vivid archival film and insightful interviews

shed light on the events and what they mean, ultimately reaching a

deeper view of environmentalism as civilizations change, and shifting

our industrial society into sustainable balance with nature.

"Documentaries are in a renaissance because they so poignantly deal

with topics that make us think and make a difference. A Fierce Green

Fire is one of those very important documentaries that remind us of

where we have been and how far we still need to go to protect our

planet," said Paul Richardson, Gaiam TV vice president of marketing.

Gaiam TV has secured an exclusive preview of A Fierce Green Fire,

which will be shown October 30, 2013 during the 35th anniversary

commemoration of Love Canal in Washington, D.C. from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00

p.m. at the Carriage House Mathematical Association of America, 1781

Church St., Washington, D.C. and at showings around the country. Go to

www.afiercegreenfire.com for more information.

Gaiam TV is currently offering a free 10-day trial to explore A Fierce

Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet and the rest of its vast

library of videos and movies. Those who wish to subscribe to the

service pay just $9.95 per month, and may cancel membership at any

time. Like Netflix, subscribers may stream content on demand for

viewing with no limits and no commercial advertising. Gaiam TV is

available on a variety of platforms including iPad, iPhone and Roku.

Click here to try Gaiam TV for 10 days.

About Gaiam TV Gaiam TV is a streaming video subscription service that

offers exclusive, ad-free streaming of over 5,000 films, documentaries

and original programs dedicated to transformational media, alternative

knowledge, personal growth and spirituality, featuring luminaries like

Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, the Dalai Lama and more. Along with its

transformational content, Gaiam TV also features the world's largest

online library of yoga, fitness and wellness videos, featuring

renowned instructors like Rodney Yee, Jillian Michaels, Seane Corn,

Mari Winsor and more. In addition, Gaiam TV offers original

programming that takes viewers to the edges of reality through dynamic

discussions on controversial topics. Gaiam TV is available on Roku,

Sony PlayStation 3, select Sony Blu-ray players, Apple TV, iPad and

iPhone. It is available for $9.95/month with a free 10-day trial.

Gaiam TV is a division of Gaiam, Inc. (NASDAQ: GAIA). For more

information, visit www.GaiamTV.com

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