8 Fav Environmental Documentaries
It makes us happy here at Ecophant, that environmental issues have become a big topic in film and television. Watching movies for entertaining is great, but it’s even more amazing when these movies are sending a strong message, making us think and inspiring to change.
So, we decided to share our top 8 favorite environmental documentaries with you.
Be the change!
1. Bag it
Director: Susan Beraza
Jeb Berrier, a regular American man, makes a pledge to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store and has his life completely changed.
Director: Stephanie Soechtig
Filmmakers examine the financial and ecological impact of the bottled water industry, including the toxic byproducts of manufacturing plastic water bottles.
3. The story of stuff
Director: Louis Fox
The Story of Stuff is a short animated documentary about the lifecycle of material goods. The documentary is critical of excessive consumerism and promotes sustainability.
4. No impact man
Director: Justin Schein, Laura Gabbert
The documentary tells the story of author Colin Beavan, who went completely "green," giving up virtually all of the comforts of modern living -- electricity, gas-powered transportation, shipped food, and public waste disposal -- in a drastic effort to curb his environmental impact.
Director: Candida Brady
Actor Jeremy Irons travels the world to investigate the damage to nature by the sheer volume of waste currently produced.
6. The true cost
Director: Andrew Morgan
Filmmaker Andrew Morgan travels around the globe to see the people who make clothes for the world's fashion.
7. The 11th hour
Director: Nadia Conners, Leila Conners
The 11th hour is considered the final moment when change is possible. Specialists reveal how human actions impact the Earth's ecosystems, and what can be done to reverse or slow the damage before it is too late to save the planet. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.
8. Before the flood
Director: Fisher Stevens
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists, and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.
Please let us know if you have any suggestions about movies you can recommend to us.