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 Timeline of Environmental Movement and History

A Fierce Green Fire - Full Film

Timeline of Environmental Movement and History

This timeline of key moments in environmental history and the environmental movement is adapted from Tom Turner's chronology for American Earth, an anthology edited by Bill McKibben. The timeline includes important early writing, the first conservation groups, disasters, legislation, community and non-profit activism, and more.
Early Environmental Writing and Advocacy

Seminal works ...

Hugh Hefner with directors Luke Poling and Tom Bean

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself - Full Film

Collaborative Filmmaking with Two Directors

Luke Poling and Tom Bean talk about collaborative documentary filmmaking, from archival research to editing. Poling and Bean are co-directors, co-writers and co-producers of "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself," premiering nationally Friday, May 16, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS.

 Map of the Environmental Movement’s Hot Spots

A Fierce Green Fire - Full Film

Map of the Environmental Movement’s Hot Spots

American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire premieres on Earth Day, April 22, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS. Follow the film's stories in this interactive map of the environmental movement's hot spots of activism and urgency in the 20th century.

 How to Make a Film on the Environment

A Fierce Green Fire - Full Film

How to Make a Film on the Environment

By Mark Kitchell, producer, director, writer of A Fierce Green Fire

Like Berkeley in the Sixties, my previous work which has become one of the defining films about the protest movements of the 1960s, A Fierce Green Fire started with the idea that a big-picture synthesis of environmentalism was needed. It’s ...

American Masters Who Shaped Black History
American Masters Who Shaped Black History

In honor of Black History Month, American Masters looks at a selection of its archive to highlight artists and advocates who shaped America's culture, changed the course of history, and took a stand in the Civil Rights Movement to create a lawful and just society for all. Browse the archive ...

 Interview with Film Director Pratibha Parmar

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. Full Film

Interview with Film Director Pratibha Parmar

Pratibha Parmar is the writer, director and producer of Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. This first film biography about writer and activist Alice Walker tells Walker’s dramatic life story with poetry and lyricism.
Watch Interview with Pratibha Parmar

Parmar was drawn to the "incredibly compelling life" of Walker, who was born and ...