Rebels with a Cause -- REBELS WITH A CAUSE -- a stunningly beautiful film about how a small group of people banded together to protect and preserve open spaces near urban areas for parks and farms from rampant development and, in so doing, brought about America's system of national seashores and recreation areas. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress, Frances McDormand, the film begins in the 1950s and tells the tale of this disparate band of activists
who, despite reversals, diversions, and disappointments, persist in their mission for twenty years. Their cause crosses party lines, unifies seemingly antagonistic foes, falters and is nearly extinguished many times along the way, but is ultimately victorious. It's a fascinating example of a hard fought campaign to preserve something important to all Americans our public lands.