If you’re looking for something to watch tonight, go for a documentary! These 6 films provide an entertaining way to learn about very real environmental issues. Hopefully they’ll make you little shocked, slightly angry, and inspired to take action and/or spread the word. Happy Netflix-and-changing the world!!
This documentary follows Kip Andersen on his journey to uncover the devastatingenvironmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population. It’s available on Netflix, so an easy watch for those who have access! Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged by government and even environmental agencies.
An eye-opening film about the true social, economic, and environmental impacts of ‘fast fashion’. As the price of our clothes decreases, and they become more disposable, human ad environmental costs have gone in the opposite direction. Also available on Netflix, the documentary features each of these perspectives and offers solutions to some of the key problems.
“We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it.” Disruption looks at the dire consequences of our inaction against climate change. Featuring the People’s Climate March which occurred at the UN world climate summit last fall, the film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.
This documentary focuses on the issue of holding captive killer whales. It tells the story of Tilikum, an orca who was captured off the coast of Iceland and was kept at SeaWorld, who developed great aggression as a result of being captive, and was involved in three deaths, including that of trainer Dawn Brancheau. The film also describes the history of killer whale captivity and received many reviews that sparked the downfall of SeaWorld and whale captivity.
5. This Changes Everything
Based on the book by Naomi Klein, this film explores the conflict between capitalism and the climate and features the disparity of global perspectives on climate change. The documentary aims to empower viewers to create the future we really want, and how the climate crisis is at the center of this goal.
The End of the Line explores the catastrophe of overfishing and the impact on our oceans. There is dramatically little regard for the damage that is being done to our oceans, both by the food industry, and us as consumers, and this film aims to alter this perspective.
Thanks for reading guys, I hope you will watch one (or all) of these films and start to think of these issues in a new way. As always, I hope you’ll be inspired to create change and spread your knowledge with others! Look out for another post soon!