My Top 10 documentaries about Sustainability

In these summer holidays where I should be little bit focused on Maths ( I have one exam left in Sept.) all I do is watch Vikings. It is quite a show. Must watch.

Then I wondered that it’s been a while that I haven’t seen any documentary and to top that a friend of mine suggested to list top 10 documentaries which talk about Sustainability. Some of these I have seen it already, some I pledge to see soon.

The documentaries are not according to ranking. So the list goes like this

1) Food Inc.: Directed by an Emmy Robert Kenner, this documentary focuses on the condition of the American food system and industry. After watching this documentary, you might think twice what you eat. My personal favorite.

2) The 11th Hour – Produced and directed by actor Leonardo di Caprio. Global warming and human activity effects. Di Caprio tells us about those drastic solutions to restore ecosystems, and urges us to implement these measures as soon as possible. I need to see it.

3) Chasing Ice – Nearly 10 years ago, environmental photographer James Balog embarked on an arctic pilgrimage to gather real-time evidence of global warming in Iceland for National Geographic.

4) No Impact Man: Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.

5) An Inconvenient truth: A documentary on Al Gore’s campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.

6) Cowspiracy : Another favorite of mine. I wrote a post on this documentary. Check it out.

7) Earthlings: Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, EARTHLINGS chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

8) Plastic Planet: Werner Boote presents an up-close and personal view of the controversial and fascinating material that has found its way into every facet of our daily lives: plastic. He takes us on a journey around the globe, showing that plastics have become a threat for both environment and human health.

9) Waste Land: On the outskirts of Rio de Janiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

10) The Age of Stupid : A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.

There are thousand’s of documentaries on Sustainability. I wish I could see all of them and talk about it with my friends or write it here. It would be so cool and nerdy!

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