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Title:
Earth days
Edition:
Widescreen.
Publication Information:
[Arlington, Va.] : PBS : Distributed by PBS Distribution, c2010.
ISBN:
9781608831890

9781608832224
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; English 5.1 surround.
Target Audience:
TV parental guidelines rating: Not rated.
Language:
English
Language Note:
In English; Closed-captioned.
General Note:
Originally broadcast as an episode of the television series: American experience.

Includes curriculum for grades 6-12.

"This program contains material that may not be appropriate for all users. Viewer discretion is advised"--Container.

Special features: Optional audio feature commentary by director Robert Stone; Robert Stone's first film: Pollution (1972) (4 min.).
Contents:
The decline of conservation -- Consequences of development -- Rachel Carson and Silent spring -- Poisoning the planet -- The population bomb -- Stewards of the planet -- Changing views of Earth -- Birth of a movement -- The first Earth Day -- Limits of growth -- Threats to the American way of life -- Sustainable living -- The next steps.

Special features: Optional audio feature commentary by director Robert Stone -- Robert Stone's first film: Pollution (1972) (4 min.).
Abstract:
"[This program] looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement -- from its post-war rustlings in the 1950s and the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson's incendiary bestseller 'Silent Spring' to the first wildly successful 1970 Earth Day celebration and the subsequent firestorm of political action."--Container.
Added Uniform Title:
American experience (Television program)
Added Title:
Pollution.
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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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi