Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World
Our award-winning 67-minute film, GreenRights: The Human Right to a Healthy World has been called “the most ambitious and important environmental documentary that has yet been created or proposed.” Released in September, 2016, the film has been shown in universities, at festivals and in communities across Canada and the United States. It can be shown in your community, too, and it's available on DVD or Blu-Ray as well.
Green Rights is about the human right to a healthy environment, and Mother Nature's right to be respected and protected. The film shows the powerful impact of these rights in Ecuador and Argentina, in the Philippines and the Netherlands – and also presents dramatic stories of the fight for environmental rights in the United States and Canada. It interviews the world's greatest experts, and reports on dramas in the courts and on the land, where devoted citizens and courageous lawyers take on national governments and global corporations – and win. And it asks, Why not in Canada? Why not in the US?
Green Rights was produced and directed by master filmmaker Chris Beckett, and written and hosted by noted author Silver Donald Cameron. Cameron and Beckett also produce The Green Interview (www.TheGreenInterview.com), a subscription website that now includes deep, searching interviews with more than 100 green warriors from all over the globe, including 26 interviews with leading figures from the film.
WHAT VIEWERS SAY:
“In a packed audience in Antigonish this movie brought alive the issue of embedding green rights into our national fabric; it signalled the crucial dialogue between Indigenous First Nation and settler communities these rights must be embedded in; it showed how this struggle is being undertaken by countless other contexts around this planet. The movie is important for bringing up all of this, but also for articulating a clear sense of what to act on, and how to get involved in the struggle to ensure our land, our air and our water have rights.”
– Dr. Jonathan Langdon, St Francis Xavier University
“The film Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World, with cogent stories and images, reveals where we and other creatures are now and how we could live more justly and peacefully with all our relations.”
– Dr. Ralph C. Martin, University of Guelph
"Our audience in Erin Ontario was totally inspired by Green Rights. Every Canadian (and American) who cares about their kids and the future should see this film. Silver Donald Cameron shows how enshrining environmental rights to clean air, pure water and healthy food, pushed by some gutsy lawyers and passionate grassroots groups, can indeed change our world for the better."
– Liz Armstrong, Erin Fast Forward Film Festival (Ontario)
"Silver Donald Cameron has done a tremendous job collecting environmental success stories, and presenting them in a way that frames a cause for the audience's collective support and puts a fire in the audience's collective bellies. He grounds hope in true examples of productive change. Every audience member left feeling empowered."
- Andie Britton-Foster, president, University of Victoria Environmental Law Club.