11/14/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

New Film Earth Days Looks At The History Of Environmental Activism

Featuring interviews with a who's who of influential environmentalists, Earth Days starts in postwar suburbia and describes the creeping sense of discontent some Americans began to feel in the midst of the nation's rapid economic growth. In this same era, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring to national acclaim, JFK assembled a panel of experts who confirmed that her science was sound, and, aided by the progressive policies of Kennedy and Johnson's Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall (interviewed in the film), the environmental movement began to take shape.

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