Spotlighting the rebels, a group of citizens from many walks of life who fought to preserve open space and protect agriculture and wildlife, this film celebrates the people and passion that saved the coastal wonders that would become the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Establishing public parks next to a densely populated urban center, these people pioneered a conservation ethos that today is more the norm than the exception in Marin County. With California’s rapid population rise in the 1950s, the coast seemed destined to follow the prevalent pattern of suburban development, but these rebels changed the fate of the land. Their efforts set new precedents for protecting open space and shaped the environmental movement as we know it today. Narrated by Frances McDormand. Directed and produced by Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto.

Rebels With a Cause

2012 US 72 min
Festival Year: 2013
Types: Documentary
Topic: Environmental Advocacy and Justice