Documentaries on climate change and plastic pollution
Since the beginning of the year I have been trying to learn as much as I can about the current climate crisis and the plastic pollution problem. I have been listening to lots of podcasts (blog post to come) and watching as many documentaries as I can! Here are some of my favourites....
An award winning documentary.
Craig Leeson discovers a startling amount of plastic pollution in the world's oceans.
Down to Earth
Actor Zac Efron travels around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien to find healthy, sustainable ways to live.
This provocative journey into the ocean realm highlights a critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.
Hard to watch in places but very eye opening.
The Biggest Little Farm
A couple are followed through their successes and failures as they work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.
Kids can save the planet
Made by a young boy, a great series to watch with children.
Filmmaker Dylan D'Haeze's documentary series about the environment and how youth can help make it better. Finding the answers took him on a journey across the continent - listening to experts, and witnessing first hand some of the shocking details.
Ice on fire
Visionaries and scientists work to mitigate climate change and minimize climate-related events, despite a rapidly warming planet.
Narrated by Leonardo Dicaprio
Plastic with Anita and Hugh
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani explore where the plastic problem is coming from, and what people can do to try and solve it. They also challenge big businesses to do more to reduce the plastic in their products.
Planet Earth 2
From the frozen tundra in the north to the dry forests of the equator, Sir David Attenborough narrates a compelling view of the planet. "Planet Earth" was the first natural history documentary to be filmed in high definition, and now a decade later improved technology has made it possible to capture further details, from elusive animal behaviors to previously inaccessible remote landscapes. In addition to exploring the wilderness, the series examines urban dwellings, focusing on animals that have adapted to city life.
The final episode focuses on Plastic Pollution. This is the episode that opened the general public’s eyes to the problem!
Concerned about his young daughter's future, filmmaker Damon Gameau travels the world in search of new approaches and solutions to climate change. He meets with innovators and changemakers in many fields to draw on their expertise.
The Story or Plastic
A detailed look into the environmental damage and human rights abuses that occur throughout the lifecycle of plastic. What can companies, countries and people do to fix the issues?
Jeb Berrier, a regular American man, makes a pledge to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store and has his life completely changed.
The Need To Grow
A documentary about the importance of soil and the advanced technologies that can save the quality of our soil.