Marvel at the awesome power of nature as The Eruption of Mount St. Helens displays the change evoked by a massive volcanic eruption and the renewal process that followed it. In this Academy Award-nominated film, beautiful photography of the mountain prior to the explosion is harshly contrasted with the apocalyptic post-eruption scenery. Soar over and through the unearthly landscape of mud, ash, and steaming craters.

Length: 28:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1980
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  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 20-30
  • Formats: 8/70, 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital
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  • Produced By:
    Graphic Films Corp.
  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: George Casey, Paul Novros
  • Director:  George Casey
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  George Casey
  • Cinematography: James Neihouse
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  • Music/Score:  Michael Stearns
  • Editor:
  • Narrator: Robert Foxworth
  • Other Credits: Special animation sequences by Sean MacLeod Phillips
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  • Documentary
  • Geology
  • Natural Disasters



Academy Award Nomination for Best Documentary–Short Subject, 1980

Film Facts

The Eruption at Mount St. Helens was the first 15/70 film nominated for an Academy Award.