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Robert Stone



Robert Stone is a British-American documentary filmmaker. His work has been screened at dozens of film festivals and televised around the world, notably several times on PBS's American Experience series. His most recent work is Earth Days (2009), about the beginnings of the environmental movement in the USA. Earth Days was nominated for the Sheffield Green Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2009.
Stone was born in England and educated in the United States. His father Lawrence Stone was a noted historian and Chair the History Department at Princeton University, where Robert grew up. He was educated at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the Sorbonne and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. His debut work was the Oscar-nominated Radio Bikini (1988) about nuclear tests performed around Bikini Atoll in 1946.
Known mostly for his use of archival material in historical documentaries, Stone has produced several well received documentaries created on DV. He was creator of a 24 part semi-interactive permanent installation at the JFK Museum in Boston. His work has been coproduced with a wide variety of television companies including PBS, Discovery, TLC, Channel Four,