Eco-Friendly Films For a Rainy Day

With rain in the forecast this weekend, most of us will be cooped up indoors, comfortably consuming hours of on-demand television from the comfort of our own homes. However, if at any point you want to take a break from your typical Netflix binge, we highly suggest you go and check out one of these hand picked eco-conscious documentaries. These films are all entertaining in their own way, but share a common theme of saving the planet:

 

The Plastic Age (2015)

Produced by i-D magazine and featuring producer/singer Pharrell Williams, The Plastic Age details the extreme pollution occurring within our oceans. The story is told from the perspective of the surfers, scientists, and solution-seekers who are dealing with this issue first hand.

 

Before The Flood (2016)

This documentary follows Oscar award winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels across the globe to see what people on the frontline of climate change are really doing; from indigenous communities to the halls of the Vatican.

 

Chasing Ice (2012)

In this unconventional yet captivating film, National Geographic photographer James Balog travels across the Arctic with his state of the art time-lapse cameras in efforts to record several years of footage of the world’s changing glaciers. This film is a visual spectacle for sure, but also has a deeper message.

 

Waste Land (2010)

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This film was nominated for “Best Documentary Feature” at the 2011 Oscars. It follows the journey of Vik Muniz, a contemporary artist who travels to the world’s largest landfill in Rio de Janeiro, to work with “catadores”, (pickers of recyclable materials) to create new works of art.



 

caroline danehy