Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 19 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. In 2019, he was appointed the first Farley Mowat Chair in Environment at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence. He currently teaches an on-campus/online course called Green Rights.

In September: A New Film, a New Book!

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In 2012, the Green Interview team vowed to make a feature-length documentary about the human right to a healthy environment, and Mother Nature’s right to be respected and protected. It’s a right recognized in 180 of the 193 UN member countries — but not in North America.  The film would tell inspiring stories about citizens and lawyers in South America, Europe, Asia and Africa who are using the courts to fight for clean air and water, healthy food, an end to the reckless abuse of the natural world, and environmental justice.

Done, my friends, done! In September 2016, the GreenRights film will be released — right here on!

WL front cover 4.1And so will its companion book, Warrior Lawyers, where Silver Donald Cameron interviews 17 of those lawyers, from nine different countries, and provides his own vivid and thoughtful reflections on the stories and the people he’s met in the course of this four-year project.

Pre-publication responses have been glorious. The book’s first readers have called it “moving, terrifying, inspiring,” “provocative,” and “visionary.” Robin Milam of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature says that Warrior Lawyers is  “a powerful read for anyone who cares about our planet.” Author Alanna Mitchell says “you get to the end and you realize you have feasted on both revolution and hope.”

You can order the book at a reduced pre-publication price by clicking here. And if you’d like to be kept in the loop about release dates, launch events, screenings, and the coast-to-coast promotional tour we’re planning for October, please sign up on Silver Donald Cameron’s email list, here.

Between now and October, Silver Donald will be doing frequent live-casts on Facebook and other social media, discussing the people and the stories in the book in real-time conversation with Facebook friends, fans and others.  He’ll also be live-casting during the tour as he goes across the country.

Stay tuned! It’s going to be a busy and exciting summer and fall.