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

  • July 15, 2017 at 3:30PM • Waterville Opera House, Waterville, ME • Part of the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF)
  • July 16, 7PM, Thoreau Society Annual Gathering, Concord, MA
  • July 18, 3:30PM, Maine International Film Festival, Waterville, ME
  • July 20, 7PM, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY
  • October, 22, 2PM, Concord Museum, Concord, MA

Production Photos