The Green Rights project is about peoples’ right to Air, Water, Food – the very sources of life. Without them, we die. And in most nations – more than 180 nations, in fact, citizens are legally entitled to these essential elements of life.
But not in Canada or the United States. And that’s what the Green Rights multi-media project is all about: the human right to a healthy environment, and Mother Nature’s right to be respected and protected.
Your Green Rights – the Film
Green Rights is about the dramatic, innovative legal battles going on in nations around the world: The Philippines, Argentina, The Netherlands, Ecuador. It 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?
The capstone of the Green Rights project is a feature-length documentary, Green Rights: The Human
Right to a Healthy World. You can view the four-minute trailer below.
Published April 2014
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The film was produced and directed by master videographer Chris Beckett, and written and hosted by noted author Silver Donald Cameron. Cameron and Beckett are also the producers of The Green Interview, a subscription website that now includes extended interviews with nearly 100 green warriors from all over the globe.
Green Rights – the Book
Silver Donald Cameron is also the author of the Green Rights book, Warrior Lawyers: From Manila to Manhattan, Attorneys for the Earth – fifteen interviews with trailblazing lawyers from nine countries, plus a wide-ranging interpretive essay by the author.
Warrior Lawyers begins with a saucy, entertaining essay of 13,000 words exploring the concept of environmental rights, recounting some spectacular success stories rooted in those rights, and articulating the lessons and strategies that can be drawn from those victories. The essay is followed by lightly-edited Green Interviews with the 17 pioneering lawyers from eleven nations whose stories are at the heart of the essay.
“Moving, terrifying, inspirational – these stories stand as a beacon of hope in our troubled world,” says Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians.
“You get to the end,” says celebrated environmental journalist Alanna Mitchell, “and you realize you have feasted on revolution and hope.”
You can order the book at this link: Warrior Lawyers.
Green Rights – the Tour
After the release of the book and the film in September, 2016, Dr. Cameron is embarking on a transcontinental promotional tour, lecturing and speaking about the book and related topics, and screening the film, in universities right across Canada. He will be accompanied by his wife, Marjorie Simmins – also an author, promoting her own new book, Year of the Horse. The couple will be travelling by motorhome, along with their Shetland Sheepdogs, MacTavish and Franki. The schedule is posted at TheGreenInterview.com.
To learn more about their tour, or to make arrangements for a visit to your campus or community, contact Dr. Cameron at email@example.com or (902)227-5245.
Silver Donald Cameron is a versatile author, executive producer of TheGreenInterview as well as a distinguished educator. As a writer his subjects include history, politics, public affairs, travel, literature, community development, nature and the environment. Don is married to Marjorie Simmons, also an award-winning author and essayist. You can find out more at About Silver Don Cameron.