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
, 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. Each discussion will be produced as both a
five-minute video and a thirty-minute mini-documentary, which will be
collected in a DVD box set. Starting today, June 1, a new video will be
released each Sunday for four weeks leading up to a live event in Los
Angeles on July 13.