Alice and Lincoln Day. The Days met at Columbia University as graduate students in sociology. Their earliest joint project was a book (Too Many Americans, 1964) about how continued population increase can adversely affect the quality of life not only in less developed countries but also in the rich developed countries of the world. The Days have traveled extensively in the U. S., Australia, Europe, and Turkey, and less extensively in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. They lived in Australia for 23 years and have dual American/Australian citizenship. The Days have a son and a daughter and three grandchildren.
Alice and Lincoln Day first teamed up with VideoTakes, Inc. and the American University Center for Environmental Filmmaking to produce a five-minute trailer of Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives which was screened at the 2006 DC Environmental Film Festival. The five-minute trailer was created as a combined effort by Dan Gallagher and Alex Lucas, students of the American University, Chris Palmer, School of Communication, Center for Environmental Filmmaking. Dan and Alex transformed the Days’ rough treatment of initial ideas for a film on the environmental damage of warfare into the creative burst that 3 and a half years later, with Dan’s full time as editor, would become the 68-minute documentary, Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War.
Throughout 2006 and 2007, the Days and their VideoTakes production team worked continuously to bring the feature-length version of Scarred Lands to the screen. Their production schedule took the Days to Australia, California, Vermont, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia to conduct interviews and location shooting. The feature-length version of Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives premiered at the 2008 DC Environmental Film Festival. Since then, the film has been screened in film festivals throughout the US and some countries overseas, winning 15 awards along the way.
A shorter version 56 minute version of the film was created that aired nationally on Public Television in 2011 and 2012.