After watching Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Before the Flood’, I embarked on a harrowing environmental documentary binge. As a way of promoting these films and spreading climate change awareness, I’ve compiled a list of my top 5 picks:
Netflix and Chill: Chasing Ice
Jeff Orlowski’s ‘Chasing Ice’ is as terrifying as it is moving. Shot with time lapse technology, the footage is extraordinary – horrifying and beautiful in equal measures. You won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen.
Netflix and Kill: Cowspiracy
Pour yourself a stiff drink before watching this one. It’s a fearless eye-opening documentary which reveals the brutal truth behind the meat industry’s relationship with major environmental organisations. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, omnivore or something in between, ‘Cowspiracy’ is a must-watch.
Netflix and Drill: GasLand
Although a lot has changed since the 2010 release of ‘GasLand’, it remains a deeply alarming, relevant and informative documentary. In addition to exposing the impact fracking has on the planet, ‘GasLand’ also uncovers the danger it holds over public health. I learned a hell of a lot watching this one.
Netflix and Grill: Food Choices
If you want to be shocked, watch ‘Cowspiracy’, if you want to feel enlightened, watch ‘Food Choices’. Through interviews with doctors, athletes, bloggers, activists, ‘Food Choices’ examines the benefits of a planet-based diet, not only for our health, but also the planet’s and the welfare of animals.
Netflix and Krill: Mission Blue
‘Mission Blue’ documents the remarkable life of oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Her gumption, passion and love of adventure is truly inspiring – it’s impossible not to be charmed by her and her stories. However, this documentary is much more than a biographical account. It rather broadcasts the painful truth regarding humanity’s poor treatment of the ocean. It’s shocking, enthralling and moving.