In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone and their protest captures the world’s imagination, giving birth to Greenpeace and defining the modern green movement. Media-savvy from the beginning, these pioneers captured their seat-of-the-pants activist adventures on 16mm film. From this vivid archive Jerry Rothwell has created a thrilling, sometimes terrifying film. When youthful energy comes up against the complexities of a growing organization, and idealism meets compromise, the group finds their battle to save the planet also forces them to fight each other.
Jerry Rothwell is a documentary filmmaker whose work includes the award-winning feature documentaries Donor Unknown, Town of Runners, Heavy Load, and Deep Water. In 2012 Jerry won a prestigious Royal Television Award for his directing work on Donor Unknown and Town of Runners. His next film will be Sour Grapes for Netflix and Arte co-directed with Reuben Atlas. At Met Film Production, he has executive-produced and worked as an editor on numerous feature docs, including Dylan Williams’ Men Who Swim and Sarah Gavron’s The Village at the End of the World.
Deep Water (2006), Heavy Load (2008), Donor Unknown (2010), Town of Runners (2012)