Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  56 minutes
Date:  1997
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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David Brower

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An interview with America's foremost environmentalist.

David Brower

Pioneering environmentalist David Brower led the fight to protect the earth for the past 60 years. He turned the Sierra Club into a powerful political force, founded Friends of the Earth, and was twice nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Filmed at 84, Brower showed no signs of stopping, having recently completed a new book, 'Let the Mountains Talk, Let the Rivers Run'.

This film begins with a short retrospective of Brower's life and then moves on to an interview between Scott Simon (host of National Public Radio's 'Weekend Edition') and Brower. In this inspiring and sometimes surprising one-on-one interview, the environmentalist speaks candidly about issues ranging from nuclear power to the battle for national parks and his latest campaign for environmental restoration.

An astounding role model of persistent spirit and action on behalf of the earth is revealed.

'A great introduction to both Brower and the entire (environmental) cause...Simon's questions are sympathetic, but elicit surprisingly frank insights into the history, successes, and failures of both Brower and the movement.' Science Books and Films

'Brower...emerges as a tireless advocate for his views, but also as a gentle, warm, and humorous change agent... Recommended for general viewing as well as in support of ecological and environmental studies.' Scott Smith, Lorette Wilmot Library, Nazareth College MC Journal

Accolades for Brower, the man:

'A steady force of nature...a man of great insight who cares very deeply for his world.' President Jimmy Carter

'Nothing I have heard from anybody else has affected my thinking so deeply as what I heard from David Brower.' Charles Kuralt, Broadcast Journalist

'The most effective conservation activist in the world today.' John Oakes, The New York Times


Editor's Choice, Science Books and Films


Main credits

Brower, David (interviewee)
Simon, Scott (interviewer)
De Graaf, John (film producer)
De Graaf, John (film director)
Duncan, Bonnie (film producer)
Davis, Dave (film producer)
Nicoloro, James (film producer)

Other credits

Producer/director, John de Graaf; associate producer, Bonnie Duncan; executive producer: Dave Davis, James Nicoloro.

Distributor credits

John de Graaf with KCTS/Seattle

John de Graaf

John de Graaf with KCTS/Seattle
John de Graaf

Docuseek2 subjects

The 1950s and the Cold War
U.S. History
Climate Change
American Studies
Environmental History

Distributor subjects

American Studies
Climate Change/Global Warming
Environmental Ethics
Natural Resources


environmentalist, Sierra Club, Nobel Peace Prize, Friends of the Earth, David Brower, Scott Simon; "David Brower"; Bullfrog Films

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