The New Environmentalists: Mill Valley Film Group teams up with Robert Redford to highlight environmental heroes

The New Environmentalists share a common goal – safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their communities. The film is the latest in the Mill Valley Film Group’s Emmy Award-winning series featuring inspiring portraits of passionate and dedicated activists. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm’s way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support. In this episode:

The Grid | Germany | Community activists respond to the Chernobyl nuclear accident by creating the country’s first successful, cooperatively owned, renewable power company.

The Rhinos’ Flight | Zimbabwe | When the rhino population in his homeland is threatened by heavily-armed poachers, a visionary bush pilot moves the animals hundreds of miles to safety.

My Toxic Reality | Texas | An entrepreneur returns home to his environmentally damaged coastal community to fight a major industrial polluter.

Troubled Water | El Salvador | Courageous farmers are paying with their lives as they stand up against a transnational gold mining corporation to protect their fragile water resources.

The Solution | Russia | On an island off the coast of Siberia, a dedicated activist fights to protect endangered wildlife and the region’s biodiversity from oil and gas development.

River of Dreams | Indonesia | A charismatic teacher leads the cleanup of theSurabayaRiver from a flood of industrial chemicals and sewage that are causing severe health issues.

Narrated by Robert Redford, The New Environmentalists illustrates how ordinary people are affecting extraordinary change.

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Media Contacts:

John Antonelli, 415-225-3909, mvfg@aol.com

Will Parrinello, 415-225-3910, willmvfg@gmail.com

The New Environmentalists: Mill Valley Film Group teams up with Robert Redford to highlight environmental heroes 1 August,2011Meredith Gandy

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