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Environment documentaries

The Queens Green Planet

The Queens Green Planet, a new 2018 documentary exploring Queen Elizabeth II's endeavours to plant a network of forests across the commonwealth.   The film is hosted by David Attenborough, who has dedicated his life to educating the world about the importance of preserving nature, adv[...]

Forest Man

NatureEnvironment Presenter Jadav Payeng 2014 Unrated

  “Forest Man“ is the story of Jadav Payeng, an Indian man who single-handedly planted nearly 1400 acres of forest to save his island, Majuli.   Written and directed by Canadian filmmaker William Douglas McMaster, this 2013 short-documentary provides a glimpse into an[...]

Cool It

Cool It is a 2010 documentary by American filmmaker Ondi Timoner which is based on the book "Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming" by Danish political scientist, Bjørn Lomborg.   The main argument that Lomborg makes in his book is the crit[...]

Dirt! The Movie

  Dirt! The Movie, "a story with heart and soil" is the brainchild of Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow which focuses on the idea that soil can bring us all together.   With narration by American actress Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies), the documentary brings to life the, econom[...]

The Age of Stupid

  The Age of Stupid is a 2009 climate change documentary directed by British filmmaker Franny Armstrong and hosted by actor Pete Postlethwaite (The Lost World: Jurassic Park).   The centrepiece of this documentary envisages Earth in 2055 where only one man (Postlethwaite) exists i[...]

The Big Chill

  The Big Chill is a 2003 environmental-science documentary narrated by actor Jack Fortune, discussing the possibility of a new ice age because of global warming.   Remember that long, hot summer? You might never see its like again. And all that talk of global warming? Forg[...]

Pig Business

  Pig Business, a 2009 investigative-activism documentary which calls for changes to the Pig Farming industry, written and directed by environmental activist Tracy Louise Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort.   The film advocates organic farming methods and exposes organisations selling[...]

Do the Math

EnvironmentActivism Presenter Kelly Nyks 2013 Unrated

  The 2013 Do The Math environmental documentary by directors Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott implores us to take more notice of climate change caused by fossil fuels. The fossil fuel industry is killing us. They have five times the amount of coal, gas and oil that is safe to burn - and t[...]

The Lie We Live

Environment Presenter Spencer Cathcart 2015 Unrated

  The Lie We Live is a very short (8min) environmental documentary by Spencer Cathcart that calls the world to wake up and start existing. It’s a rarity that such a short documentary would find it’s way into this website but while the message is not great in length it d[...]

Powaqqatsi

  Powaqqatsi is the next documentary that award-winning filmmaker Godfrey Reggio made after the ground-breaking Koyaanisqatsi (1982).   This film explores how technology in developing, second-world countries is affecting people as they transition into first-world west-style m[...]

Back to Eden

Environment Presenter Paul Gautschi 2011 Unrated

  Back to Eden is the story of Paul Gautschi who has made his own garden of Eden.   This gardening documentary follows Paul after he decided to go back to "what God intended" and remove all unnatural growing aids from his work. In a world where everything is getting more[...]

Bag It

  Bag It is a 2010 comedy documentary following American actor Jeb Berrier (I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore)  after he made a pledge to stop using plastic bags.   While he doesn't see himself as a "tree hugger", he and his wife came to the realisa[...]

The Choice is Ours

  "The Choice is Ours" documentary directed by Roxanne Meadows shows an optimistic vision of the world if we apply science & technology for the benefit of all people and the environment.   The film is an advocation of sustainable technologies which will ensure our fu[...]

Trashed

  The 2007 documentary Trashed is about exactly what it says on the tin; the garbage business.   American filmmaker Bill Kirkos investigates one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S (according to 2007) to find out why there is so much junk, what problems it's causing a[...]