Maybe you’ve heard of the film, “A Fierce Green Fire,” billed as the “first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement from the 1960s through 2009 – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.”

Directed and written by Mark Kitchell, Academy Award-nominated director of “Berkeley in the Sixties,” the documentary is narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep. It premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2012, and has won acclaim at festivals around the world.

Included: the battle in the 1960s to block dams from the Grand Canyon; the Love Canal scandal of the 1970s; Greenpeace’s efforts to save whales and baby harp seals.

PRP news partner OPB will show the American Masters presentation of “A Fierce Green Fire,” Tuesday, April 22, 9:00 p.m.

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Read the official synopsis here.

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