Earth's Movements
A Fierce Green Fire
Review by Ross Anthony

This is a pretty cool doc. It's very well organized, and rich in range and depth. Looking at progress and protest from the macro, it weaves the seemingly unrelated activists and their followers into an impressive, well-quilted whole. Celebrities narrate in a friendly story-telling manner (think "How Things Work") while filmmakers parade a plethora of news footage clips, photos and interviews giving us an educational look at the environmental movement from a big picture point of view. And while yes, those being protested against aren't given any camera time to defend themselves, this presentation, nonetheless, remains level-headed within its bias.

Entertaining, educational, and motivational. I have only one recommendation - the inclusion of an "Act 6" on what a non-top-down, climate issue, solution might look like. That said, I woke up with my own new little green idea to help save the world. If the film does that for every viewer - hey, we've got to get everybody to watch this thing!

Act 1: David Brower and the Sierra Club's Battle to halt dams in the Grancd Canyon.
Act 2: Lois Gibbs and the love Canal residents' struggle against 20k tons of toxic chemicals.
Act 3: Paul Watson and Greenpeace's campaigns to save whales and baby harp seals.
Act 4: Chico Mendes and Brazilian rubbertappers' fight to save the Amazon rainforest.
Act 5: Bill McKibben and the 25-year effort to address the impossible issue - climate change.

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  • Directed & Written by Mark Kitchell. Narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende.

Grade..........................A- (3/4)

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