American Experience: Earth Days DVD & Blu-ray

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Earth Days traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from its beginnings in the 1950s to its moment of triumph in 1970 with the original Earth Day and to its status as a major political force in America.
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Earth Days traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from its beginnings in the 1950s to its moment of triumph in 1970 with the original Earth Day and to its status as a major political force in America.

Director Robert Stone ("Oswald's Ghost," "Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst") drawing heavily on eyewitness testimony and a wealth of never before seen archival footage, examines the revolutionary achievements - and missed opportunities - of a decade of groundbreaking activism. The result is both a poetic meditation on man's complex relationship with nature and a probing analysis of past responses to environmental crisis.

Includes:
Interviews with former Secretary of Interior Stewart Udall; renewable energy pioneer Hunter Lovins; Biologist Paul Ehrlich; former congressman Pete McCloskey; Earth Day organizer Denis Hayes; and Apollo Nine astronaut Rusty Schwecikart;

Footage of all the presidents from JFK to George W. Bush discussing the environment;

Stunning satellite footage of the Earth included in the film; and

Consumer web site available, www.pbs.org/amex

Bonus features include:
First Film: Pollution 1972 (with Robert Stone commentary); and
Commentary by filmmaker Robert Stone.

Producer: Robert Stone
Production Year: 2010
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 120 minutes
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
Content Warning: This program contains material that may not be appropriate for all viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

"A beautifully composed tribute to visionary thinking and political ingenuity." - The New York Times

"A tale of vision, education, organization, and determination." - Rick Warner, Bloomberg News

"A rapturous and enlightening testament of what the environmental movement has meant in America, and to why now it means more than ever." - Entertainment Weekly

"The film should be required viewing for any environmentalists and prospective environmentalists." -  The Daily Green