These five environmental films educate and entertain
Watching an eco-documentary is a great way to stay informed about what’s happening to our planet. As concerns about global warming and climate change continue to increase, we’ve gathered some brilliant film recommendations that will inspire you to make a change.
1. Kiss the Ground
Directed by husband-and-wife team Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, this documentary focuses on solutions to the climate crisis and how to preserve the planet. This groundbreaking and optimistic film explains the concept of regenerative agriculture and the healing power of soil at a (literally) grassroots level. Actor Woody Harrelson narrates.
2. Public Trust: The Fight for America’s Public Lands
This powerful award-winning documentary explains the urgency of fighting for the protection of U.S. public lands as privatization by industries takes over. The film focuses on three areas facing conflict and destruction—the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
3. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
For decades, BBC broadcaster David Attenborough has brought the wonders of nature into our homes through his amazing storytelling. In this emotional yet optimistic documentary, he reflects back upon his decades of travel and the impacts of global warming he’s personally witnessed.
4. I Am Greta
Director Nathan Grossman gives an intimate look into the life of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg and follows her journey over a span of two years as she campaigns for eco-justice. The biggest take away? Greta is a young, determined girl who has taken on a huge responsibility to fight for change—and that in itself will leave you inspired to do more.
5. Lowland Kids
Lowland Kids tells the story of Howard and Juliette, two siblings who are forced to leave their home of Isle de Jean Charles—a sinking island on the coast of Louisiana where residents have been named the first climate refugees of America. It’s a beautiful documentary that explores the bond between families and the place we call home, as it raises questions about what will happen when more regions start to become inhabitable due to climate change.