50 Years of Earth Day

Listen how Rachel Carson, Senator Gaylord Nelson, and other historical voices influenced the creation of this day honoring the Earth. See how environmental movements have changed since the 1960s and how the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 adapted to changing times amidst a global pandemic. (Student Film – American University)

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Filmmakers: Grace Eggleston, Lia Nydes, and Beth Ebisch

Running Time: 18 mins

Language: English

2021 ACFF OfficialSelection
Grace Eggleston

Grace Eggleston, Filmmaker

Originally from Michigan, Eggleston is particularly passionate about Great Lakes conservation and raising awareness about environmental and social topics in the Midwest region. @graceeggleston

Lia Nydes

Lia Nydes, Filmmaker

Originally from Santa Fe, NM, Nydes is a conservation biologist striving to make films around environmental issues in order to promote and inspire protection of the natural world and advocate for environmental justice. @lianydes

Beth Ebisch

Beth Ebisch, Filmmaker

A Colorado-born filmmaker and environmental scientist, Ebisch continues to explore the possibilities of conservation while writing, producing, filming, and editing conversation-starting films that educate and uplift. @beth_plays_outside

All three students are pursuing MFAs in environmental filmmaking at American University in Washington, D.C.