Starring: Robert Hunter, Patrick Moore, Paul Watson, Bill Darnell, David Garrick and other Greenpeace heroes
In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world’s imagination. Archive material tells the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement.…
Documentary maker Jerry Rothwell’s film about Greenpeace was released four years ago and is based documentary on the journals and other writings of Robert Hunter, one of the founding members of Greenpeace. When the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015 it won a Special Jury Award for Best Editing.
The New York Times described it as engrossing, stating “… while the film, polished and paced like a caper flick, captures the excitement of the make-it-up-as-you-go early days, Mr Rothwell also highlights the stresses that come after a movement takes on a life of its own. At home The Telegraph called the film remarkable, “… a devastating illustration of how power corrupts,” and stated that “Whatever your politics, this documentary about the founders of Greenpeace is essential viewing.” They lauded Rothwell’s ability to remain apolitical in telling the story.
Regular Community Cinema-goers will remember our showing of Sour Grapes, the documentary he co-directed with Reuben Atlas in 2016, tracing what is considered to be the largest wine fraud in history.