Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  58 minutes
Date:  1989
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 9-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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For Earth's Sake

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Portrait of David Brower, America's leading environmentalist.

For Earth's Sake

A stirring portrait of America's leading environmentalist, David Brower, who was instrumental in establishing some of America's most spectacular national parks, while heading the Sierra Club, establishing and directing Friends of the Earth, and later Earth Island Institute.

Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, described as 'a visionary ahead of his time,' David Brower successfully fought to keep dams out of the Grand Canyon, led victorious campaigns to save Washington's North Cascades Wilderness and the California redwoods, and spearheaded fights against nuclear power and the Alaska pipeline.

This inspiring profile is filled with footage of some of the most spectacular wilderness areas in the United States, and with excerpts from Brower's home movies and the pioneering environmental documentaries which he made for the Sierra Club. David Brower is a prime example of the difference a dedicated individual can make in the American political landscape.

Other films by John de Graaf are AFFLUENZA , ESCAPE FROM AFFLUENZA , BUYER BE FAIR , SILENT KILLER: The Unfinished Campaign against Hunger , THE MOTHERHOOD MANIFESTO , BEYOND ORGANIC , ON NATURE'S TERMS , HOT POTATOES , DAVID BROWER: A Conversation with Scott Simon , and WHAT'S THE ECONOMY FOR, ANYWAY? .

'David Brower is that rarest of individuals, a prophet whose prophecy is being listened to in his own time. His life instructs and inspires. Every person concerned about the future of this planet must see this program!' Tom Regan, Department of Philosophy, North Carolina State University

'This well-balanced profile of the septuagenarian maverick chronologically details his many accomplishments...Personalizing the conservation movement.' Booklist


Awards

CINE Golden Eagle
Cum Laude, Medikinale International Parma
International Environmental Film Festival, Boulder
Nationwide PBS Broadcast
**** Video Rating Guide for Libraries

Citation

Main credits

De Graaf, John (film producer)
De Graaf, John (screenwriter)
De Graaf, John (editor of moving image work)
Brower, David (interviewee)
Gorbman, Leila (narrator)

Other credits

Director of photography, Tom Speer; original music, Michael Bade.


Distributor credits

KCTS

John de Graaf

KCTS
John de Graaf

Docuseek2 subjects

Environmentalists
Biography
American Studies
The 1950s and the Cold War
The 1960s and Vietnam Era
Citizenship, Social Movements and Activism
Environmental Law
The American West

Distributor subjects

Aging
American Studies
Biography
Environment
History
Humanities
Law
Social Psychology

Keywords

environmentalist, Sierra Club, National Parks; "For Earth's Sake"; Bullfrog Films

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