Winner of the Environmental Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 and nominated for Best Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards, the film looks at the very early days of the modern eco-movement. Using never before seen footage it tells the gripping story of a courageous group of men and women, led by Robert Hunter, who set out to change the world.
In 1971 a small group of activists set sail from Vancouver, Canada in an old fishing boat. Their mission was to stop Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, a tiny island off the west coast of Alaska. It was from these humble but brave beginnings that Greenpeace was born. Chronicling the untold story behind the modern environmental movement and with access to dramatic archive footage that has not been seen for over 40 years, the film tells the story of eco-hero Robert Hunter and his part in the creation of what we now know as the global organisation that is Greenpeace.
Talking about the film, director Jerry Rothwell said, “This small group of individuals set out to change our awareness of the environment, and it’s astonishing what they achieved in a very short space of time. They were smart about how to use media and their actions were very courageous. The film explores what it felt like to be part of that group, what it takes for any of us to make the bold leap of trying to effect change.”
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