Santa Monica News
"A Fierce Green Fire" Screening
By Chet Kincaid
Sep 10, 2013 - 7:29:11 PM

SANTA MONICA—On Wednesday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m. the Santa Monica Public Library will present a screening and discussion of the environmental documentary "A Fierce Green Fire," in the Main Library's MLK Jr. Auditorium on 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.


This documentary is the first of its kind, a big-screen exploration of the environmental movement which spans 50 years of grassroots and global activation.

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Following the screening, Academy Award-nominated writer and director Mark Kitchell discusses the film with panelists Matthew King from "Heal the Bay," and Robert Gottlieb from Occidental College.


Mark Kitchell is best known for the Sundance Audience Award-Winning "Berkeley In the Sixties" which was also nominated for an Academy Award. Matthew King served as Communication Director for "Heal The Bay," the Santa Monica-based non-profit committed to safeguarding the beaches and oceans of Southern California. Professor Robert Gottlieb, environmental and social justice activist, has written a dozen books and is a part of the Urban and Environmental Institute.


The event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. For more information, visit or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.

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