From her unabashed love of nature Rachel Carson shows how DDT and other pesticides have irrevocably harmed birds and animals and has contaminated the entire world food supply. Fifty-two years later, the message of this famous film continues to haunt us as we discover just how widespread nature’s voice has been "silenced." As Carson stated: "Man's attitude toward nature is today critically important simply because we have now acquired a fateful power to alter and destroy nature. But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself? [We are] challenged as mankind has never been challenged before to prove our maturity and our mastery, not of nature, but of ourselves."
The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson 2014 60 min