Happy Earth Day! I love documentaries about food and life on earth so I thought I’d share some interesting Netflix documentaries. I’ve already watched some of these, mainly the food ones and they opened my eyes to the food industry big time. I’m going to tr to watch some of the other recommendations from this list Netflix sent me. Our Earth is precious, we only have one and I think it’s important we understand more about it and how our actions have consequences.
This landmark series transports nature lovers from the Himalayan Mountains to the depths of the ocean and everywhere in between. It’s a BBC series too so no doubt this will be a good watch.
A Plastic Ocean
I hear about plastic being so dangerous to sea creatures but I haven’t really explored it much so this looks like a good place to learn more about it.
This is an adventure documentary shot on more than 20 locations over the past 4 years. Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions
This documentary follows Oceanographer Sylvia Earle’s campaign to save the world’s oceans from threats such as overfishing and toxic waste.
Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog was once a sceptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Travelling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon- powered planet.
COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret (http://www.cowspiracy.com) is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today, and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organisations are too afraid to talk about it. I’ve watched similar documentaries about the meat industry and they are tough to watch but necessary if you eat meat. I’m not vegan but I’ve been tryignt o cut down on meat since since documentaries like this.
If you’re into food and nutrition or want to know more this is a must see. This ground-breaking documentary explores the impact that food choices have on people’s health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other living species. And also discusses several misconceptions about food and diet.
Antarctic Edge: 70° South
Antarctic Edge: 70° South is a thrilling journey to the bottom of the Earth alongside a team of dedicated scientists. In the wake of devastating climate events like Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, oceanographer Oscar Schofield teams up with a group of world-class researchers in a race to understand climate change in the fastest winter-warming place on earth: the West Antarctic Peninsula. For more than 20 years, these scientists have dedicated their lives to studying the Peninsula’s rapid change as part of the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research Project.
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front is the remarkable story of the group’s rise and fall, told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thriller, the film interweaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF. Using never-before-seen archival footage and intimate interviews — with cell members and with the prosecutor and detective who were chasing them — IF A TREE FALLS asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism.
Earth from Above
The Earth as never seen before. Hosted by world-famous photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, this program features some of the most stunning aerial photography ever attempted.
This exhilarating film will take your breath away with awe-inspiring images of the earth along with its flora and fauna. Inspired by the best-selling book and exhibition that drew over 60 million people, Earth From Above, is a magical tour of the world’s most beautiful natural landscapes shot in dazzling High Definition.. From the Earth’s deepest oceans to its staggering mountain heights…from the wild African savannah to the frozen wonderland of Antarctica…take an unforgettable and breathtaking journey as you discover the beauty of the planet’s astonishing landscapes and extraordinary people.
The Future of Water
2007 documentary that takes a look at the deeply intertwined history of humanity and freshwater. It reveals looming challenges that could upend power structures around the world.
Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed the stay alive.