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Monumental: David Brower's Fight For Wild America

Overview

David Brower was one of the most ambitious and effective environmental activists of the 20th century. Brower first visited Yosemite National Park when he was six years old, and it sparked a life-long love for the outdoors; as he grew to adulthood, Brower developed a passionate interest in the preservation of America's wilderness. At age 21, Brower joined the Sierra Club, and in 1952, he became one of the club's executive directors, fighting in both the public and private sectors to protect unspoiled lands, ...
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Overview

David Brower was one of the most ambitious and effective environmental activists of the 20th century. Brower first visited Yosemite National Park when he was six years old, and it sparked a life-long love for the outdoors; as he grew to adulthood, Brower developed a passionate interest in the preservation of America's wilderness. At age 21, Brower joined the Sierra Club, and in 1952, he became one of the club's executive directors, fighting in both the public and private sectors to protect unspoiled lands, maintain wilderness area, and prevent exploitation of national parks. Later in life, Brower also helped to found Friends of the Earth and the Earth Island Institute, and was instrumental in the creation of a number of national parks, keeping dams out of historic river sites, and establishing the National Wilderness Preservation System. Monumental: David Brower's Fight for Wild America is a documentary which offers a detailed look at Brower's life and work, and includes some of his own 16 mm footage of his favorite parks (Brower was a talented amateur cinematographer).
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Special Features

Short films by David Brower; "Two Yosemites" & "Shiprock"; Interview with director Kelly Duane; Interview with former Secretary of Interior Stewart Udall; About the Music of Monumental; Biographies; Trailer gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/20/2005
  • UPC: 720229911757
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Presentation: B&W / Colorized
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 77,059

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Brower
Technical Credits
Kelly Duane Director, Cinematographer, Producer
Nathaniel Dorsky Editor
Anne Flatté Editor
Martin Litton Cinematographer
Brian Maxwell Executive Producer
Tony Saxe Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Monumental: David Brower's Fight for Wild America
1. Person of Conviction [6:17]
2. Original Steps [6:57]
3. Combat Experience [6:27]
4. Threatened Wilderness [6:33]
5. Challenge to Government [7:57]
6. Environmental Ethics [5:36]
7. Political Allies [8:24]
8. Benefit to the People [9:02]
9. Opposing Sides [11:39]
10. Only the Beginning [2:15]
11. In Each of Us [4:04]
12. Credits [2:10]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Monumental: David Brower's Fight for Wild America
   Play Monumental
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Two Yosemites - Short Film by David Brower
      Shiprock - Short Film by David Brower
      Interview With Director Kelly Duane
      Extras Scenes With Stewart Udall
      Message From the Sierra Club
         Play PSA
      Message From Patagonia
      Biographies
         Kelly Duane: Director & Producer
         Brian Maxwell: Executive Producer
         Tony Saxe: Editor
         Anne Flatte: Editor
         Nathaniel Dorsky: Editor
      About the Music From Monumental
      Trailer Gallery
         War Photographer
         Bright Leaves
         Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
         For More Information Please Contact Us
   First Run Features
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