American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire

American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire

Tuesday, April 22 at 9:00 p.m.

Experience the battle for a living planet in the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, spanning 50 years of grassroots and global activism.

Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep narrate.

The one-hour documentary chronicles one of the largest movement of the last century, and one of the keys to this century.

Written, directed and produced by Academy Award-nominee Mark Kitchell ("Berkeley in the Sixties)", "American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire: spans 50 years of grassroots and global activism from the 1960s-2009 and connects the major causes of environmentalism, from conservation to climate change.

"A Fierce Green Fire" unfolds in five acts, each with a central story and character, featuring vivid archival footage and new interviews that shed light on the battle for a living planet. The first four acts include success stories of people fighting for causes against enormous odds, and the fifth concludes with climate change.

Photo: Local children in Niagara Falls, New York, protest toxic contamination of Love Canal, in the mid-1970s.