ImageIt's been 25 years since the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace's flag ship by the French Government. The movie, The Rainbow Warrior (aka The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior) will be shown on US TV on the DirecTV Documentary Channel on 9 July at 8:30 pm EST in the US. (News submitted by Jenn from )

"Rainbow Warrior" was the name of a real-life Greenpeace vessel, which embarked upon a worldwide pro-ecological mission in the early 1980s. While docked in New Zealand in 1985, the Rainbow Warior was destroyed by a bomb, and a crew member was killed. In this dramatization, Sam Neill and Jon Voight play two polar opposites-a hardbitten cop and a eco-activist, respectively--who team up to track down the bomber.

Lucy Lawless plays the role of Jane Redmund, a crew member of the Rainbow Warrior.

A bit of trivia: Jane Redmond was the fictional character but the role was based on Bunny McDiarmid, a crewmember of the Rainbow Warrior. Bunny is now still in Greenpeace but is the Executive Director of Greenpeace New Zealand. Bunny and Lucy worked together during the 2009 Greenpeace Sign On Campaign.

For clips and screencaptures from the movie go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Rainbow Warrior Movie subsite