Tuesday, November 26, 2013

December 6th film celebrates GREEN through the ages

First Friday Films would like to announce the FREE SHOWING of our December film:

A Fierce Green Fire
Friday, December 6th 
American Memorial Park.

A Fierce Green Fire is an amazing take on the history of the environmental movement over the last fifty years – from the beginning of conservation to modern times. The film shows footage of conservation of the Grand Canyon in the 60s, the Love Canal battle of the 70s, Greenpeace’s controversial campaigns, the 80s crisis to save the Amazon, and the current conversation about climate change. Each act of the film sheds new light on the most famous environmental battles of the last century, and it is a must-see for anyone who studies, works or plays in the environment.

Before the film, Dr. Peter Peshut will introduce the events in the film by sharing his experiences living and working in the environmental field through each of these decades. Dr. Peshut has earned degrees in civil engineering, marine biology and environmental science and has worked for nearly 30 years on environmental issues in both the government and private sectors. Nineteen of those years have been spent in the Pacific Islands, including American Samoa, Palau, FSM, Hawaii, Guam and the CNMI.

First Friday Films is a partnership between American Memorial Park, the Division of Environmental Quality, Coastal Resources Management and the Humanities Council with support from other organizations and individuals.  This particular film is sponsored by DEQ. As always, our film events are free and open to the public. This event will run about 2 hours.

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