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8 Billion Angels
This award-winning documentary investigates human impact on Earth. Our growing population impacts seas, land, rivers, and air and accelerates climate change. Victor Velle and Terry Spahr employ magnificent cinematography and surprising emotion to immerse the audience in the lives of farmers, fishers, and others during a global catastrophe.
Mossville: When Great Trees Fall
This 2020 W Festival Spirit of Activism award winner discusses environmental racism in the U.S. The film focuses on Mossville, Louisiana, a once-thriving African American town devastated by petrochemical industries. Stacey Ryan is one of the few who has refused to leave, and his stubbornness shows the catastrophic effects of environmental injustice and racism.
Damon Gameau imagines 2040 if regenerative processes, ideas, and inventions to combat climate change are extensively utilised. This documentary focuses on economic, political, and scientific ideas and practises, such as energy subsidies and regenerative farming, that could change our planet’s destiny.
An emotional race against time to capture images of our planet’s vanishing coral reefs. This documentary is moving by its beauty, but also incredibly heart-breaking. Don’t know a thing about corals? This will make you go from a coral ignorant to a coral advocate. Guaranteed.
Before the Flood features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction.
Eye-opening documentary about, well, you guessed it, the impact of plastic on our planet. A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet.
How might your life be better with less? Minimalism examines the many flavours of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life-families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker-all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.
Tomorrow sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. It offers constructive solutions to act on a local level to make a difference on a global level. So far, no other documentary has gone down such an optimistic road…
This film tells the story of our clothes, and how they impact our planet, the people making them, and the people wearing them. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
For generations, we’ve believed the ocean was too big to fail. We have overfished it to the point of collapse; used it as massive dumping ground; and drilled for oil thousands of feet down, regardless of environmental risks. It’s a model we can no longer sustain. Mission Blue traces oceanographer Sylvia Earle’s journey, from her earliest memories exploring the ocean as a young girl to her days leading a daring undersea mission in the Virgin Islands and beyond.
What impact does our consumption really have on the planet? Trashed gives you a very clear (and visual) answer to this. This documentary will inform you, but not particularly motivate you. Still a must-see!