6 GREAT ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD OF

 May 13th, 2016

Over the last few years, the environment and its challenges have been receiving more and more coverage in the media, especially on TV and in Cinema. Various movies have approached the subject displaying the risks of global warming and the key stakeholders in the challenge.
Here’s a list of few of them: Enjoy!

THE SEED WAR, Stenka Quillet and Clément Montfort
The seed war is a documentary presenting the importance of seeds in our society. Through testimonies of various farmers and multinational organisations, it paints a portrait of the challenges that farmers have to face to keep their professions.

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Chris Renaud
Perfect animated movie for children, it is a very clever movie explaining the importance of nature and, once again of seeds. Follow the adventures of Ted when he became the guardian of a very important treasure for humanity. Full of adventures and twists this cartoon is great for introducing children to sustainable development.

OCCUPIED,  Erik Skjoldbjærg and Karianne Lund
The Norwegian series imagines a future in which the Norwegian government will have to face difficult choices in relation to its energy security. Despite its fictional nature, the series offers an intelligent reflection on our dependence on fossil energy as well as on our geopolitical relations.

NO IMPACT MAN, Justin Schein and Laura Gabbert
The amazing journey of a family adopting a zero impact lifestyle for a year. It shows how zero waste is more of a process than a destination. The family, and viewers learn a lot from this experience and the fact that all actions do have an impact, or not!

TERRA, Yann Arthus Bertrand
The French photographer offers us a great presentation of life and its evolution since the beginning of time in this documentary.
Through beautiful cinematography, the movie tells us about the challenges of consumption and the place of humans in nature. An ode to nature and its mechanisms, Terra is the perfect movie to discover more about wildlife and understand the link between humans and our environment.

TOMORROW, Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion (Winner of ‘Best Documentary’ at the Cesar Awards)
Tomorrow is a trip around the world to discover amazing people doing their part to make our world a better place. An absolute delight for the eyes that presents us alternative economic models (such as the transition movement pioneered by Rob Hopkins) and ways of life with hope and enthusiasm.
It is not yet available in English, but you can sign the petition here to help them find distributors in English speaking countries.

About the Author

Marie-Amélie Brun

Marie-Amélie is a contributor to the Green News. She is currently completing a Masters in International Cooperation and Multilingual Communication at the University Grenoble Alpes.

 

 

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