There are many great movies and documentaries about the environment, but it can be difficult to find the really great ones. To make life a little easier for you, here we share a list of ten fantastic movies, which we found on the blueplanetgreenliving.com website.
Attentive those who are passionate about saving the planet:
10. Tapped, 2009
An analysis by Director Stephanie Soechtig on the effects on health, climate change, pollution and our dependence on oil in the bottled water industry.
The film dares to question the moral and environmental efficacy of a habit that many of us share: the chronic consumption of bottled water. The film deserves the credit, above all, because it makes us rethink ourselves.
9. The 11th Hour
Known as "The 11th hour" in Spain and "The last hour" in Latin America, it is narrated and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, and has a holistic look at the avalanche of environmental problems that our planet currently faces. It deals with offering practical solutions, if only in theory, to the environmental truths it faces.
8. Fast Food Nation, 2006
Fast Food Nation is a 2006 film directed by Richard Linklater based on the eponymous book by Eric Schlosser; it was filmed in Mexico and the United States. Like the book (titled: Fast Food Nation) the film explores the political, environmental, economic and social ethics based on the global influence of the American fast food industry.
7. King Corn, 2007
King Corn is the story of two best friends from college who travel to the heart of America to plant and grow one of the most heavily subsidized crops in that country: corn. In an attempt to trace their product's path from field to market, the two friends discover shocking truths about the inner workings of an industry that as Americans they are inextricably linked.
6. Avatar, 2009
In the film, a paraplegic marine named Jake Sully is accused of infiltrating a 10-meter-tall race of blue aliens in an attempt to obtain a highly valued mineral that would provide the solution to Earth's energy problems: unobtainium.
5. An Inconvenient Truth, 2006
Also known as "An Inconvenient Truth" is an American documentary presented by the former Vice President of the United States during the term of Bill Clinton, Al Gore, on the effects of global warming generated by human activity on planet Earth. It is a documentary that has generated a lot of debate.
4. Earthlings, 2005
Narrated by vegan-for-life animal rights advocate and Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix, Earthlings uses hidden camera footage to chronicle "the day-to-day practices of the world's largest industries, which they totally depend on animals for profit ”. The purpose of the documentary is to denounce speciesist activities to which the majority of the population is accustomed and whose type of discrimination has been normalized to date.
3. Food, Inc., 2008
Foodk, Inc. by Robert Kenner, is about the point of view of the American food industry, related with great realism, first-person interviews with producers, farmers and farmers, led by the large multinationals with whom they have a service contract. A contract that puts numerous studied clauses on breeding, feeding and key aspects of the growth and development of animals.
2. WALL-E, 2008
The 2009 Oscar winner for Best Animated Film, 'WALL-E by Pixar Studios, tells the story of a small robot, designed to clean up the garbage that covers the Earth after it was devastated and abandoned by humans. in a distant future. It is a cautionary tale for all ages, as it predicts what could happen if humanity's unsustainable habits are allowed to continue unabated.
1. Koyaanisqatsi, 1982
It is a documentary in which images of great visual and emotional impact are shown about the destructive effect of the modern world on the environment. The images are accompanied by music composed by the minimalist Philip Glass. The name of the film means "Life out of balance" in the dialect of the Hopi, an ancient American tribe that lived in the central plateau of the United States. Of the movies on this list, Koyaanisqatsi is one of the least popular, but undoubtedly the most profound. It stands out as much as an exercise in restraint and environmental awareness, and it deserves to be seen, no doubt or hesitation.
Do you know of any other film or documentary that can be added to this list?
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