Experience Walden Pond through the words of Henry David Thoreau. As seen on PBS, this award winning visual ode to 19th-century philosophical writer Henry David Thoreau's beloved Walden Pond combines magnificent nature photography with highlights from Thoreau's timeless writings on the beauty and serenity of this New England retreat. Thoreau's Walden allows the viewer to walk in the solitude of Thoreau's footsteps and witness the idyllic wilderness of the famed Massachusetts pond as it might have appeared over 150 years ago.
Hear the words of Thoreau and see the beautiful nature scenes and cabin of historic Walden Pond, Concord, Massachusetts. Great video teaching tool for Thoreau’s writings, Walden Woods, and the book Walden.
Explore topics like transcendentalism, life in the woods, civil disobedience, American literature, philosophy, and environmentalism. Or just take this virtual field trip to the famous pond and enjoy the nature photography!
New and updated release, December, 2012!
"Step to a different drummer" -- Henry David Thoreau
"A joy to watch." -- Video Librarian
"This wonderful video captures the magnificence of Walden Pond and is a treat for those who appreciate literature." -- American Library Association's Booklist
"Thoreau's Walden is a visual poem saluting New England's natural beauty...the film captures the soul of Thoreau's words." -- School Library Journal
"Thoreau's Walden offers a privileged look at a significant moment in the history of American thought...Highly recommended." -- Library Journal