“Filmmaker Robbie Leppzer is remarkably sensitive regarding the nuances of his subject matter and protagonists. The result is filmmaking that is both compelling and thought provoking.”

—Geoff Gilmore, Director, Sundance Film Festival


Robbie Leppzer got an early start when he was 18 at Hampshire College to become an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker, now with forty years experience directing over thirty independent film, video, and public radio documentaries for national and international distribution.


His critically acclaimed feature-length and short documentaries, as well as commissioned television news magazine segments, about contemporary social issues, grassroots activism, and multicultural themes have been broadcast by CNN International, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation HBO/Cinemax, PBS, CNN, Sundance Channel, HDNet, Free Speech TV, Link TV, National Public Radio, and Pacifica Radio.

Since 1985, Leppzer has been director of Turning Tide Films, an independent documentary video production company located in Wendell, Massachusetts.


From the environmental protests of the 1970s, to the growing global peace, social justice and environmental movements of the new millennium, Leppzer has chronicled grassroots social movements over the last four decades.


“I film stories of people who stick their necks out to take risks for grassroots social change and build bridges across cultures,” says Leppzer.


“After 8 years in the making, I feel very proud to be the storyteller for a national audience of this inspiring story of environmental activists not only making a huge difference, but actually winning!"



Filmmaker Robbie Leppzer is available to speak – in person or via an online video link – at schools or community screenings of POWER STRUGGLE.


Robbie can introduce the film and be available for a Q & A after the screening, or participate in a post-screening discussion panel with local advocates.


Screening POWER STRUGGLE at your school or in your local community can be used as an educational and organizing catalyst to inspire increased citizen awareness about aging nuclear plants and the long-term hazards of highly toxic radioactive waste.  


The film can also help galvanize direct action campaigns about climate change, advocacy for renewable energy, stopping fracking and pipelines, supporting indigenous struggles, and enhanced citizen participation in our democracy.


The screening event will be an opportunity for local activists and advocates to speak at a post-screening discussion panel about the issues affecting your local area and how people can get involved in what your local groups are doing.

Filmmaker Robbie Leppzer is also available to speak on college campuses and at high schools with a retrospective of his documentary films chronicling 40 years of grassroots social change activism.  


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