Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul, A Film By Huey

Produced, directed, and edited by Huey, 114 minutes, 2017.  Lead Scholar Consultant, Laura Dassow Walls.  Featuring: Rochelle L. Johnson, Bill McKibben, Howard Zinn, Megan Marshall, Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, Spencer Crew, Darren Ranco (Penobscot), and more.  Music supervision Dillon Bustin, featuring Grey Larsen performing on Irish flute.  Major funding provided by the University of Notre Dame.

Thoreau wrote that he “was born in the nick of time” in Concord, Massachusetts and went on to famously write about building a cabin and living at Walden Pond. This film tells the story of his life and his time at Walden Pond as well as the impact his writings have had on environmental issues, civil rights and individual thinking in our time.


Upcoming Screenings of Surveyor of the Soul – Huey present at all screenings

  • September 22 – 7PM • Emery Community Arts Center, Thoreau Symposium, University of Maine Farmington (ME)
  • October 11 – 7PM • IMRC Center, Room 104, University of Maine, Orono ME
  • October 16 – 6PM, ACHS 205, University of New England, Biddeford ME
  • October 22 – 2PM • 51 Walden Theatre, 51 Walden St., Concord MA (sponsored by Concord Museum)
  • October 26 – 7PM • Talbot Hall, Luther Bonney Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
  • November 2 – Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho
  • More to be announced later

Production Photos