Earth In Focus

Earth Focus Presents, is a documentary series running this summer on KCET focusing on environmental challenges and solutions by examining a range of ecological and agricultural issues from environmental justice and climate activism, to regenerative agriculture and open-source innovation. During the series the films will be screened freely online for a week after they are initially aired.

Airing on June 26th A Fierce Green Fire is an exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.

Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff , informed by advisors like Edward O. Wilson, and featuring actors Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, and Ashley Judd, the film unfolds in five acts, each with a central story and character:

  • David Brower and the Sierra Club’s battle to halt dams in the Grand Canyon
  • Lois Gibbs and Love Canal residents’ struggle against 20,000 tons of toxic chemicals
  • Paul Watson and Greenpeace’s campaigns to save whales and baby harp seals
  • Chico Mendes and Brazilian rubbertappers’ fight to save the Amazon rainforest
  • Bill McKibben and his  25-year effort to address and fofend climate change

Those who still love the inspiration and communion of a collective film screening may find delight in the San Francisco Green Film Festival coming this Septermber. The eighth annual event, timed this year to align with the Global Climate Action Summit, is a great opportunity for green leaders from around the world to come to San Francisco and support the Paris Climate Agreement.

Green Film Fest 2018 will launch on September 6th at the Castro Theatre. Other San Francisco Bay Area venues showing green films during the festival will include: Roxie, 518 Valencia, Bayview Opera House, and San Francisco Public Library.