Earth Day Documentaries | Must Watch Recommendation

Spend some time learning something new that could help to make the world a better place! Here is a list of some of our favourite documentaries to watch in preparation for Earth Day 2020.


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Before the Flood


Fisher Stevens, an Academy Award®-winning filmmaker, and Leonardo DiCaprio, an Academy Award®-winning actor, environmental activist, and United Nations Messenger of Peace, direct the film.


Before the Flood is an engrossing account of the dramatic changes now taking place around the world as a result of climate change, as well as the actions we can take as individuals and as a society to prevent the disruption of life on our planet.


Plastic Wave


A surf photographer, business owner, and father of two is witnessing an increase in the amount of plastic washing up on his favourite home beach. In order to figure out how to solve this problem, he embarks on a journey of discovery to educate himself and learn more about it. Along the way, he comes across some concerning issues.


Food, Earth and Happiness


A majestic journey through Japan, Korea, and the United States that, in a simple and poetic way, turns our perceptions of food (and life) upside down.


In a bite-sized film that New York Times bestselling author Alicia Bay Laurel calls "beautiful... both art and documentary," solutions to our most pressing social and environmental issues emerge from unexpected places.


A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity


"A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity" is a free-to-view feature-length documentary that follows an Australian community that has banded together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way of life in response to global crises.


The group spends the year building tiny houses, planting veggie gardens, practising simple living and permaculture principles, and learning about the challenges of living in community.


Kid-Friendly: Kids Take Action Against Ocean Plastic


Despite the vastness of the world's oceans, plastic pollution is appearing everywhere, from the deep sea to the Arctic ice pack.


17 Hawaiian students investigate the impact of plastic pollution on their local beaches in this short film by filmmaker Chris Hanson.