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Friday, April 18, 2014

Free film shows ‘being green’ through the ages

First Friday Films is inviting the public to the American Memorial Park on Friday, Dec. 6, at 6:30pm for a free showing of A Fierce Green Fire.

A Fierce Green Fire is an amazing take on the history of the environmental movement over the last 50 years, from the beginning of conservation to modern times. The film shows footage of conservation of the Grand Canyon in the ’60s, the Love Canal battle of the ’70s, Greenpeace’s controversial campaigns, the ’80s crisis to save the Amazon, and the current conversation about climate change. Each act of the film sheds new light on the most famous environmental battles of the last century, and it is a must-see for anyone who studies, works, or plays in the environment.

Before the film, Dr. Peter Peshut will introduce the events in the film by sharing his experiences living and working in the environmental field through each of these decades. Peshut has earned degrees in civil engineering, marine biology, and environmental science and has worked for nearly 30 years on environmental issues in both the government and private sectors. Nineteen of those years have been spent in the Pacific Islands, including American Samoa, Palau, FSM, Hawaii, Guam and the CNMI.

First Friday Films is a partnership between American Memorial Park, the Division of Environmental Quality, Coastal Resources Management, and the Humanities Council, with support from other organizations and individuals. This particular film is sponsored by DEQ. As always, our film events are free and open to the public. This event will run about two hours.

For more information about First Friday Films, email fffsaipan@gmail.com or check out www.firstfridayfilmssaipan.blogspot.com. (DEQ)

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