Mark_kitchellMark Kitchell – Director, writer and producer – is best known for Berkeley in the Sixties, a classic that has become one of the defining films about the protest movements that shook America during the 1960s. More recently he made A Fierce Green Fire, the first film to bring together all the major parts of the environmental movement. It was a big success, peaking with national broadcast on American Masters on Earth Day 2014.


dalva.pngBob Dalva – Editor of the fine-cut – went to USC Cinema with George Lucas and came up at Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope. He has edited 29 features: The Black Stallion; Jumanji; Captain America; Jurassic Park III; and Mark’s favorite, October Sky. He also edited the amazing TV cutdown of A Fierce Green Fire.

Frances McDormand – Narrator – is a prolific actress: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Olive Kitteridge; Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day; Burn After Reading; Fargo; Laurel Canyon; North Country; Almost Famous; Madeline; Mississippi Burning; Raising Arizona; and Blood Simple.

Vicente Franco – Cinematographer – shot superb plein-air interviews. He’s everybody’s first call for documentaries in the Bay Area. His camera credits would fill a page or two. He also directed and produced Daughter From Danang and The Summer of Love.

Veronica Selver – Editor of the rough-cut – edited both Berkeley in the Sixties and A Fierce Green Fire. She’s best known for Word Is Out, the pioneering film about growing up gay in America. Over four decades she has edited: On Company Business; You Got To Move; Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin; and many more.

James Gowdey – Assistant Editor, additional editor & post-production supervisor – came up on A Fierce Green Fire and proved indispensable again.

Todd Darling – additional Cinematography – made Occupy the Farm, about wresting the Gill Tract from UC Berkeley, and a film-in-progress about Standing Rock, Two Rivers

 Loretta Molitor and Ray Day share sound recording credits

jen  Jen Petrucelli and rachel  Rachel Antell are the archival research team. Rachel recently was archival producer on Nancy Kates’ Regarding Susan Sontag. Jen was archival researcher on historical documentaries for Lucasfilm ranging from Mata Hari to Patton. She wrote and produced Double Victory on the Tuskegee airmen.

Nick Stern created animation and graphics. He is an Animation Hall of Fame inductee, best known for Who Killed Roger Rabbit? Nick and Mark went to high school together so this was a bit of a reunion.

Gary Malkin and Dan Alvarez composed the music. Gary composed scores for A Thousand Pieces of Gold; Thrive: What on Earth Will It Take?; Journey of the Universe; and more. He scored Unsolved Mysteries for many a year, and is known in human potential circles as a brilliant composer-musician.