EARTH DAYS – Retroview by Jennifer Merin

Why, if we were nearing environmental sustainability thirty years ago, do we now find ourselves on the brink of ecological disaster? Documentary director Robert Stone assembled and interviewed a special tribe of the environmental movement’s elders — Stuart Udall, Denis Hayes, Paul Ehrlich, Pete McCloskey and Rusty Schweickart among other activists, politicians and forecasters — who give testimony about conservation advances made during the 1960s and 70s, and lead us to understanding what has happened beginning with the Nixon administration to bring us to the brink of environmental disaster.

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WE ARE AS GODS (SXSW2020) – Review by Lois Alter Mark

Imagine if someone in real life was trying to bring back animals that were extinct. That idea is explored – epically – by directors David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg in their fascinating documentary, We Are As Gods, focusing on Stewart Brand, Whole Earth Catalog founder, environmentalist and leader of the counterculture since the 1960s.

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