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Five must-watch documentaries on climate change

Looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint? Start by learning more about it. Here, we select the documentaries that will not only entertain you, but make you more informed and eco-conscious.

By URLife Team
22 April 2021
Five must-watch documentaries on climate change

Looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint? Start by learning more about it. Here, we select the documentaries that will not only entertain you, but make you more informed and eco-conscious.

 

Seaspiracy:

It is one of the most talked-about shows on the environment today. This Netflix original documentary, directed by Ali Tabrizi, offers viewers rare footage juxtaposed with candid interviews. Critics have labeled it stunning, tragic, and emotional.

 

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Cowspiracy:

Coming from Kip Anderson, Cowspiracy is a predecessor to Seaspiracy. Released in 2014, this film focusses on animal agriculture and its impact on climate change. Available now on Netflix, it argues that the animal agriculture is the main source of green-house gas emissions, not fossil fuels. One way to make a difference is by incorporating more vegetarian meals in your diet.Here are some ideas.

 

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An Inconvenient truth:

 

This documentary by Davis Guggenheim focusses on the former US Vice President Al-Gore’s campaign to educate people about Global Warming. Since its release in 2006, it has garnered praise for raising international awareness on this issue. The film also amassed two academy awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song. Available in India on Amazon, an inconvenient truth also spawned a sequel – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power in 2017.

 

This Changes Everything:

This 2015 documentary is directed by Avi Lewis. It is based on the book This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein. Documenting the lives and struggles of five environmental activists around the world, the film highlights a variety of issues from oil spills to wetlands destruction. The film is available for home streaming on demand through Amazon. “The film coats complex issues in a deceptive simplicity,” writes Jeannette Catsoulis, of The New York Times.

 

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Before the Flood:

 

Directed by Fisher Stevens, the film has Leonardo DiCaprio at its center. DiCaprio travels to five continents in the documentary to gain a deeper understanding of climate change. The documentary premiered at the Toronto International Film festival before finally airing on National Geographic Channel. The film can be watched now on Disney + hotstar.

 

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