A film by Thierry de Lestrade

DOCUMENTARY / 52' / FRANCE 5 / 2011


How did a small anti-nuclear pressure group founded in Vancouver in 1971 become the world biggest environmental organization? Forty years ago, few were interested in the environment. To get itself heard, Greenpeace adopted an unusual approach and developed a method of direct action, raising awareness about issues that hitherto had remained hidden. Thanks to archive footage and interviews with early Greenpeace members, L’Aventure Greenpeace retraces the struggles of one of the most spectacular sagas in recent history.


Directing : Thierry de Lestrade
Photography : Thierry de Lestrade
Editing : Michèle Hollander
Documentation : Nancy Marcotte
Voice-over : Sylvie Gilman
Original Score : Baptiste Charvet
Colour Grading : Éric Heinrich
Mix : Grégory Chabasse
Graphic Design : Guillaume Mariotti
Production : What’s Up Films
Partners :

With the participation of France 5
Distributed by ZED

Festival(s) :
«Downtown» Selection at the Los Angeles Film Festival