Carl Pope has worked tirelessly in the name of the Sierra Club for thirty years, running the organization - the largest of its kind in the country - since 1992. Van Jones has founded several organizations within the last decade, including The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Green For All. They both live in the Bay Area. They both care intensely about saving the environment though they employ very distinct methods. In this first episode of the new documentary series, This Brave Nation, Pope and Jones discuss the myriad issues and movements that have informed and inspired their lives and work.
A kind of "living history" project composed of short videotaped conversations, This Brave Nation brings together the most intelligent, passionate and creative voices of one generation with the activists, journalists and artists of the next to dialogue on loves, lives, politics and history.
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