Circuit Earth was produced in honor of the first Earth Day in 1970. Shot in Philadelphia, it is based on the work of Gregory Bateson, and features community groups, citizens and celebrities reflecting on the nature of the environmental crisis as they saw it. For aesthetic reasons, the film is structured around long takes with no cutaways. Amongst those appearing are Allen Ginsberg, Sen. Ed Muskie, the Broadway cast of Hair, Jerry Rubin, Alan Watts, and Ed Sanders of the Fugs. The film was shown in 1971 and at a few conferences, but was never in distribution. In April 1999, the film was screened for the first time for nearly 30 years to a highly enthusiastic audience at the Equinox Environmental Film Festival.