Greenpeace Film Clips
The camera has shaped Greenpeace into what it is now. The Greenpeace Film Archive is housed at the IISH. It includes about 1,700 16 mm footage and 35 films and documentary films such as the beautiful Voyage to Save the Whales. Copyright remains with Greenpeace.
The Greenpeace Film Archive is not yet available for research.
Evacuation Rongelap Marshall Islands
Greenpeace evacuate the inhabitants of Rongelap Island that has been contaminated by radioactive fallout from US nuclear tests. Inhabitants are transported on the Rainbow Warrior to a Mejato Island for a cleaner and safer life.
Film nr: S-577
Year: May 1985
Nuclear waste dumping
Greenpeace activists from the ships the Sirius and the Cedarlea attempt to block the dumping of nuclear waste at sea by placing inflatable boats under the falling waste barrels and by chaining themselves to the dumping platforms.
Film nr: S-260
Berlin Balloon Fight
Greenpeace activists fly the hot air balloon Trinity over the Berlin wall from West to East as a protest against nuclear testing by Britain, Soviet union, U.S.A. and France who were also the controlling powers of Berlin at the time. The flight brought military flights to a stand still.
FIlm nr: S-328
Year: August 1983
Smoke stack parachute jump
Robin Heid parachutes from the smokestack of the Cheshire power generating plant in Ohio, U.S.A. as a demonstration against the emission of sulphur dioxide one of the causes of acid rain.
Film nr: S-1350
Protecting seal pups
Greenpeace activists from the Rainbow Warrior protect seal pups from being slaughtered by spraying them green making the seal pelts worthless and by blocking the seal hunters ship.
Film nr: S-211
Cherbourg tear gas attack
Greenpeace ship the Sirius blocks the French port of Cherbourg and delays the shipment of nuclear cargo. French Police fire tear gas grenades, burn through the anchor chain of the Sirius and tow the vessel away.
Film nr: S-324
Year: January 1983
Blocking a pipeline
Group of activists from the Greenpeace ship Sirius block a toxic discharge pipe at Portman Bay in Murcia, Spain.
Hindering the dumping of toxic sludge from a lead and zinc mining operation into the Mediterranean Sea.
Film nr: S-430
Year: July 1986