Earth Days

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This engaging and well-organized eco-doc maps the successes and failures of the American environmental movement, thanks to sharp interviews and remarkable archive footage.

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On the one hand, there are the environmentalists and the ecologically minded bills signed into law by several presidents. On the other, there's automobile pollution, endangered and extinct species and reckless farming practices. This wide-ranging documentary looks at both aspects of the American environmental movement -- its triumphs and its failures -- placing interviews with activists and experts alongside footage of disturbing environmental ruins.

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Robert Stone
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Robert Stone
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Robert Stone
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Mark Samels
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Howard Shack
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Michael Giacchino
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  • If you're feeling nostalgic for a time when the environmental movement was something everyone embraced, Robert Stone's Earth Days is bound to comfort -- and alarm.

    December 10, 2009 | Rating: 3/4
  • Honoring the heroes of the environmental movement is clearly appropriate, but getting mired in nostalgia is a dirty shame.

    October 29, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Yes, the future still looks grim and whales are hunted here as they are in all such films, but Stone spends most of his time tracking something positive -- the birth of the environmental movement in the '60s and '70s.

    October 23, 2009 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • Earth Days captures those years when through sheer relentlessness, activists broke through to the public and put the mounting disaster at its doorstep.

    October 8, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A surprisingly engaging ecodocumentary about the history of the American environmental movement from the Depression era up to the present.

    September 18, 2009 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • These people, including Whole Earth catalog editor Stewart Brand and 87-year-old former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall, are smart and interesting folks who are worth listening to.

    August 21, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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