Rebels With a Cause, a California Documentary Project-supported film, airs on PBS stations across California and nationally throughout April and beyond, in celebration of Earth Day. Produced by Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto, Rebels tells the story of the ordinary citizens who banded together to protect and preserve open spaces near the San Francisco Bay Area for parks and farms from rampant development and, in so doing, brought about America’s system of national seashores and recreation areas. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress, Frances McDormand, the film begins in the 1950s and tells the tale of this disparate band of activists who, despite reversals, diversions, and disappointments, persist in their mission for twenty years. Their cause crosses party lines, unifies seemingly antagonistic foes, falters and is nearly extinguished many times along the way, but is ultimately victorious. It’s a fascinating example of a hard fought campaign to preserve something important to all Americans – our public lands. For more information on the film and additional screenings, visit rebelsdocumentary.org/.
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