Films suggested by Friends in the area of Environment: films showing the destruction or the rescue of nature or uncovering the balance of life on this planet.

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Last updated: November 20, 1997
* China Syndrome, The
USA, 1979, Drama, D: James Bridges ; Stars: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas 123 m.
The cover-up of an accident at a California nuclear power plant entwines with the story of how television bends the news.

* Fly Away Home
USA, 1996, Drama, D: Carroll Ballard; Stars: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, 110 m.
Amy, 13, loses her mother in an car accident in New Zealand, and goes to Canada to live with her father. She finds a nest of goose eggs and helps them hatch, but then has to learn how to teach the goslings to fly south.

* Free Willy
USA, 1993, Drama, D: Simon Wincer; Stars: Jason James RIchter, Lori Petty, 112 m.
A whale, captured and put on display in an aquatic show, is freed by a lad with a mission.

* Gorillas in the Mist
USA, 1988, Drama, D: Michael Apted Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, 129 m.
The story of the life of Dian Fossey, who went to Africa in 1967 to do a National Geographic article on a vanishing breed of gorillas. Her magnificent obsession is magnificently portrayed.

* Never Cry Wolf
USA, 1983, Drama, D: Carroll Ballard, ; Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Denehey, Zachary Ittamangnaq, 105 m.
Smith plays Farley Mowat, a tale-telling Canadian writer headed North to live among the wolves and eat mice.

* Silkwood
USA, 1983, Drama, D: Mike Nichols ; Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, 128 m.
A woman who works in a nuclear parts factory in Oklahoma discovers some strange goings-on and winds up dead in an accident that looks like a set-up.

* Soylent Green
USA, 1973,Drama, D: Richard Fleischer ; Stars: Charlton Heston, Edgar G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, 100 m.
Set in the year 2022, an investigator (Charlton Heston) who is going after a murderer, discovers an astounding secret which has been hushed up by the government.

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