In 1971 a brave group of young activists set sail from Vancouver in an old fishing boat. Their mission: to stop Nixon's atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, a tiny island off the west coast of Alaska. It was from these courageous beginnings that the global organisation Greenpeace was born. Chronicling the untold story behind the modern environmental movement, this gripping documentary relies on a goldmine of16mm archive film to tell the story of reluctant eco-hero Robert Hunter and a band of like-minded men and women who presented a united front to the public but struggled behind the scenes to speak with one voice.
There will be a live event following this exclusive screening. Mariella Frostrup will host the satellite Q&A, with a panel featuring fashion designer and long-standing Greenpeace supporter Vivienne Westwood, director Jerry Rothwell, Robert Hunter’s daughter Emily Hunter, and other special guests to be announced.