Earth Days

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Earth Days
EarthDays poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robert Stone
Produced by Robert Stone
Written by Robert Stone
Music by Michael Giacchino
Cinematography Howard Shack
Edited by Don Kleszy
Robert Stone
American Experience
Robert Stone Productions
Distributed by Zeitgeist Films
Release dates
Running time 102 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.2 million
Box office $23,179

Earth Days is a 2009 documentary film about the start of the environmental movement in the United States. It was directed by Robert Stone and is distributed by Zeitgeist Films while in theaters. Earth Days premiered on United States television April 19. 2010 at 9pm on PBS as part of the American Experience history series.[1]


Earth Days combines personal testimony and archival media. Earth Days 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 first successful 1970 Earth Day celebration. The stories of the era’s pioneers feature the former United States Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall; biologist/The Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich; Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand; Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart; Dennis Meadows "The Forecaster" scientist and Emeritus Professor of Systems Management; and Pete McCloskey "The Politician" former Republican. Also included are Richard Nixon, former Governor of California Jerry Brown, Jimmy Carter, Denis Hayes, Jacques-Yves Cousteau; and Hunter Lovins.

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