American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire

American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Local children in Niagara Falls, New York, protest toxic contamination of Love Canal

Credit: Courtesy of Buffalo State College Archives, Courrier Express collection

Experience the battle for a living planet in this exploration of the environmental movement. 

A Fierce Green Fire, the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, premieres on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. The one-hour documentary chronicles one of the largest movements of the 20th century, and one of the keys to the 21st. Written, directed and produced by Academy Award-nominee Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties), American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire spans 50 years of grassroots and global activism from the 1960s-2009 and connects the major causes of environmentalism, from conservation to climate change.