GenreDocumentary Music directorMichael Giacchino Duration CountryUnited States
CastDenis Hayes Release dateApril 2, 2009 (2009-04-02) (Wisconsin Film Festival)
August 14, 2009 (2009-08-14) (United States) Similar moviesRelated Robert Stone movies
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Earth Days is a 2009 documentary film about the history of the environmental movement in the United States, directed by Robert Stone and distributed by Zeitgeist Films in theaters. Earth Days premiered on US television April 19 2010 as part of the American Experience series on PBS.
Earth Days combines personal testimony and archival media. The film reviews the development of the modern environmental movement—from the post-war 1950s and the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson’s bestseller Silent Spring, to the successful Earth Day celebration in 1970. Featured pioneers of the era include the former United States Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall; biologist Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb; Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand; Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart; "The Forecaster" Dennis Meadows, scientist and Emeritus Professor of Systems Management; and "The Politician" Pete McCloskey, former Republican. Also included are Richard Nixon, former Governor of California Jerry Brown, Jimmy Carter, Denis Hayes, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and Hunter Lovins.
Awards and nominations
Closing night film, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
The Sheffield Green Award, 2009 Sheffield Doc/Fest