EarthxFilm showcases films and other media pieces that cover topics such as climate change, pollution, and wildlife during our annual Earth Day event, but also throughout the year. If you can’t make it to see all of the best environmental flicks with us, here are some of our favorite recommendations to watch at home:
Chasing Ice by Jeff Orlowsky
Climate change was a harsh reality to accept for James Balog until he came face-to-face with it and witnessed the changing Arctic. Follow this environmental photographer through Chasing Ice, his time-lapse journey that showcases the world’s disappearing glaciers in an attempt change the fate of our planet before it’s too late.
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn
These environmentalists fought to uncover the secrets of the most destructive industry facing the planet today—the meat and dairy industry—and showcase it for the world to see. In Cowspiracy, issues such as deforestation, water consumption, pollution and greenhouse gases, and how interrelated they all are with the meat and dairy industry.
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste by Anna Chai and Nari Kye
In America, a staggering 40% of the food produced goes to waste and almost 90% of that waste ends up in landfills. Meanwhile, millions go hungry around the world. The broken food waste system contributes to climate change in a major way, but the food warriors featured in Wasted! will have you rethinking your relationship with food. This film was featured at EarthX2018.
Blackfish by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Blackfish tells the story of an orca that killed multiple people while in captivity at SeaWorld. Follow Tilikum on his heart wrenching journey which features footage with treatment of the animals within the park, interviews from trainers, and a harsh reality about the way we mistreat animals for our entertainment.
Into the Okavango – The Beating Heart of our Planet
The Okavango Delta in northwest Botswana is a vast system of wetlands surrounded on all sides by the Kalahari Desert that is viewable by space and is considered “wild perfect.” In their journey, the filmmakers take an adventure and keep their purpose: to create the largest protected area in the world. EarthxFilm will be showing this film September 24th at the Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands in Dallas.
For more information on environmental documentaries, film, and media experiences, head to EarthxFilm.org.