Film Reviews: A Fierce Green Fire, Gasland

A Fierce Green Fire is a 2012 documentary film by Mark Kitchell that showcases various environmental battles spanning fifty years in the U.S. and around the world. In every situation, regardless of the country, whether people are fighting to defend the forests, their neighborhoods, wildlife, or access to water, the enemy they run up against is always the same – corporations in their reckless pursuit of profits. This is an inspiring film that connects the fights in the past with the present fight for the survival of our species. See for more info.

Gasland (parts 1 and 2) are films made in 2010 and 2013 by Josh Fox, which show the devastation behind the growing fracking industry across the U.S. The films show energy companies coerce people to open up their land to fracking, releasing the deadly toxins that poison the water supply, infecting families, animals, and the environment. We see the blatant disregard for any sense of legal requirements as corporations simply re-write the laws to allow for their toxic process. Gasland (1 and 2) exposes the insanity of an industry completely fueled by greed. See for more info.