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Interest Groups and Activists
This sub-section examines the role and actions of citizen groups, researchers, environmentalists, activists, members of an Aboriginal community and an influential personality.
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René Dumont: Global Ecologist
2001, production : Richard D. Lavoie
The French agronomist René Dumont helped put...
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René Dumont: Global Ecologist
 

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Excerpt  (2:32) 2001, production : Richard D. Lavoie
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The French agronomist René Dumont helped put environmentalism on the international political agenda when he ran in the 1974 French presidential election. His environmental activism was part of a broader struggle for greater social justice and a more equitable global order.

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The twentieth century unspools through the eyes of 97-year-old René Dumont, agricultural scientist and activist for peace, justice and the environment. Angered by enduring injustice, Dumont beseeches us to look to the future: "Open your eyes! The twenty-first century has had a rotten start!" This film brings us his outrage and activism, his love of humanity and hope for the future. In French with English subtitles.
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