Pub. Date:
Earth Days

Earth Days

Stewart Udall
Director: Robert Stone Cast: Stewart Udall
Stewart Udall
, Denis Hayes
Denis Hayes
, Stewart Brand
Stewart Brand
Robert Stone

DVD (Wide Screen)

Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Thursday, September 23


While the publication of Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring in 1962 has been cited by many as the dawn of the environmental movement, the celebration of the first Earth Day in 1970 demonstrated to many that the concern over pollution, overpopulation, and the abuse of our natural resources was no longer the task of a handful of scientists but something that had caught the attention of people all around the world. Filmmaker Robert Stone offers a historic look at the events leading up to the initial Earth Day event (and what has and hasn't happened to protect the planet since then) in the documentary Earth Days. Stone offers a thumbnail history of the early days of the environmental movement, profiles several of the movers and shakers behind the initial Earth Day event (including Stuart Brand, Rusty Schweickart, Stewart Udall, and Paul Ehrlich), and compares what politicians have promised to do about the environment since 1970 to what has actually taken place. Earth Days received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Related collections and offers

Product Details

Release Date: 04/20/2010
UPC: 0841887011921
Original Release: 2009
Rating: NR
Source: Pbs (Direct)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 81,657

Special Features

Closed Caption; Robert Stone's first film: pollution, 1972; Audio commentary with Robert Stone

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stewart Udall Participant
Denis Hayes Participant
Stewart Brand Participant
Rusty Schweickart Participant
Hunter Lovins Participant
Dennis Meadows Participant
Stephanie Mills Participant
Pete McCloskey Participant
Paul Ehrlich Participant

Technical Credits
Robert Stone Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Coll Anderson Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Giacchino Score Composer
Don Kleszy Editor
Mark Samels Executive Producer
Howard Shack Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: Earth Days
1. Introduction [3:03]
2. The Decline of Conservation [6:42]
3. Consequences of Development [8:07]
4. Rachel Carson and "Silent Spring" [4:28]
5. "Poisoning the Planet" [9:05]
6. The Population Bomb [4:48]
7. Stewards of the Planet [7:20]
8. Changin Views of Earth [5:55]
9. Birth of a Movement [7:52]
10. The First Earth Day [9:00]
11. Limits of Growth [9:11]
12. Threats to the American Way of Life [8:48]
13. Sustainable Living [10:24]
14. The Next Steps [3:39]
15. Credits [3:50]

Customer Reviews