American Experience: Earth Days - Educator's Edition DVD

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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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Features:

  • Length: 120 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Closed Captioned: Yes
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Production Year: 2010
  • Country of Origin: United States

AV Benefits:

Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.
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Professional Reviews:

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

Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 120 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Closed Captioned: Yes
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Production Year: 2010
  • Country of Origin: United States

Description

  • 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

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

    Special Features include:

    First Film: Pollution 1972
    Earth Days director Robert Stone narrates this featurette, as he looks back at his first film created with childhood friends about the environment.

    Teacher's Guides:
    Rachel Carlson: Sounding an Environmental Alarm
    The Environmental Decade: Impacts and Legislation
    A Day for the Environment
    Earth from Outer Space
    Technology: Conveniences & Consequences