Shot throughout Philadelphia during the first Earth Week in 1970, the film features community groups, citizens and celebrities reflecting on the crisis facing the planet.
CIRCUIT EARTH was produced in honor of the first Earth Day in 1970. Shot throughout Philadelphia during Earth Week in the lead up to the festival, and at the festival itself, the film features community groups, citizens, and celebrities—all reflecting on the crisis facing the planet at the end of the 60s. The structure of the film reflects the thinking of anthropologist, philosopher, author, naturalist and systems theorist, Gregory Bateson (AN ECOLOGY OF MIND).
Produced by Films of the Last Twenty Years
A film by John Abrahall, Christopher Bamford, Robert Feldman, Michael Katz, Peter Krotoczynski
Amongst those appearing are Allen Ginsberg, Senator Ed Muskie, Paul Ehrlich, George Wald, the Broadway cast of HAIR, Jerry Rubin, Alan Watts, Ralph Nader, Redbone and Ed Sanders of The Fugs.
Grade Level: 10 - 12, College, Adults
US Release Date: 2020
Copyright Date: 1971
DVD ISBN: 1-948745-38-0
|DVDs include public performance rights.
Awards and Festivals
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Equinox Film Festival
War and Peace
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