"Earth Days" Movie Documents History Of The Movement
“Going green”, “global warming” and “sustainability” weren’t always household ideas and, in fact, just uttering them at certain points in time meant you were a certifiably loony treehugger (and they said it like it was a bad thing). It’s been a long road from Rachel Carson’s DDT-tinged tipping point to picking up an organic T at your local boxstore. Robert Stone’s new documentary Earth Days aims to tell the story of that journey.
According to distributor, Zeitgeist Films, “Earth Days’ secret weapon is a one-two punch of personal testimony and rare archival media. The extraordinary stories of the era’s pioneers—among them Former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall; biologist/Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich; Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand; Apollo Nine astronaut Rusty Schweickart; and renewable energy pioneer Hunter Lovins—are beautifully illustrated with an incredible array of footage from candy-colored Eisenhower-era tableaux to classic tear-jerking 1970s anti-litterbug PSAs.”
It was an Official Selection at Sundance this year and should be coming to a theater near you soon. Pop over to Zeitgeist Films for more details and stay tuned here as I plan to keep an eye on their post-production practices. Hopefully the marketing and distribution of this film won’t take a chunk out of the good work that these folks have done!