Thursday, September 3, 2015

How to Change the World

CF Sep 23 11:30am | In brief: In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone and their protest captures the world’s imagination, giving birth to Greenpeace and defining the modern green movement. Media savvy from the beginning, these pioneers captured their seat-of-their pants activist adventures on 16mm film. From this vivid archive and sly narration by Robert Hunter (an early guiding force of the organization), director Jerry Rothwell has created a thrilling, sometimes terrifying film. When youthful energy comes up against the complexities of a growing organization, and idealism meets compromise, the group find their battle to save the planet forces them also to fight each other. Rothwell’s insightful film is also a vibrant, moving reflection on the struggle to balance the political and the personal. Ramblings:

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