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Earth Days (2009)

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Critic Consensus: 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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The history of our environmental undoing through the eyes of nine Americans whose work and actions launched the modern environmental movement.

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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
Seattle Times
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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
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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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…
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…
Boston Globe
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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…
Christian Science Monitor
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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…
Los Angeles Times
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