A Fierce Green Fire Benefit at Harmonia
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 12:30 AM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join Harmonia December 13th, for a special viewing of A Fierce Green Fire. The evening will start at 6:00pm with a cocktail and social hour. Preceding the film, a cash bar will be available to guests along with delicious tacos from a local vendor for purchase. At 7:30pm a screening of the film will begin for guests. Afterwards, intimate and engaging conversation, dancing, music, and free Harmonia massage will begin.
A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – 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, and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2012, has won acclaim at festivals around the world, and in 2013 begins theatrical release as well as educational distribution and use by environmental groups and grassroots activists.
Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff and informed by advisers like Edward O. Wilson, A FIERCE GREEN FIRE chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century and one of the keys to the 21st. It brings together all the major parts of environmentalism and connects them. It focuses on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds.
The film unfolds in five acts, each with a central story and character:
1 David Brower and the Sierra Club’s battle to halt dams in the Grand Canyon
2 Lois Gibbs and Love Canal residents’ struggle against 20,000 tons of toxic chemicals
3 Paul Watson and Greenpeace’s campaigns to save whales and baby harp seals
4 Chico Mendes and Brazilian rubbertappers’ fight to save the Amazon rainforest
5 Bill McKibben and the 25-year effort to address the impossible issue – climate change
Surrounding these main stories are strands like environmental justice, going back to the land, and movements of the global south such as Chipko in India and Wangari Maathai in Kenya. Vivid archival film brings it all back and insightful interviews shed light on the events and what they mean. The film offers a deeper view of environmentalism as civilizational change, bringing our industrial society into sustainable balance with nature.
Harmonia is directly across from the Bay Model. We are the first building south of the SWA building, also marked 2200. We are a large wood building.
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Harmonia is an eco-rich Wellness Center & Social Club that is located at the building formerly known as the fabled Record Plant building in Sausalito, California. Harmonia offers movement classes, wellness therapies, and educational workshops focused around music, art, media sustainability, and alternative healthcare practices, and playful events focused around music concerts, film screenings, and sports, all of which combine to produce a rich client experience. Our Garden offers relaxing space that you can't find anywhere else in Marin County. Come to Harmonia to relax, play, and live fully!