A Sense of Wonder
Rachel Carsonís love of the natural world and her fight to defend it
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When pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, the backlash from her critics thrust her into the center of a political maelstrom. Despite her love of privacy, Carsonís convictions and her foresight regarding the risks posed by chemical pesticides forced her into a very public and controversial role.
Using many of Ms. Carsonís own words, Kaiulani Lee embodies this extraordinary woman in a documentary style film, which depicts Carson in the final year of her life. Struggling with cancer, Carson recounts with both humor and anger the attacks by the chemical industry, the government, and the press as she focuses her limited energy to get her message to Congress and the American people.