MSL to screen environmental movement film

MANCHESTER - On April 22 at 7 p.m. Transition Town Manchester will be showing the film "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet" in celebration of Earth Day.

The documentary profiles the evolution of environmental movements over the past five decades, from early efforts at conservation and protests against pollution to the tactics of Greenpeace and concerns over global climate change.

The five sections of "A Fierce Green Fire" feature the battle against dams in the Grand Canyon, New York's Love Canal, radical efforts on behalf of whales, saving the Amazon rainforest, and climate change.

The movie features a cast of well-known actors such as Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende, and Meryl Streep. It was released in 2012.

There will be a short discussion afterwards. The suggested donation is $5.

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