3 Eco Documentaries Worth Watching.

Via on Mar 8, 2012

If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

A 2012 Academy Award nominated film, IF A TREE FALLS explores the tumultuous period from 1995 until early 2001 when environmentalists were clashing with timber companies and law enforcement, and the word “terrorism” had not yet been altered by 9/11. Click here for information on screenings.

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There Once Was an Island

Three people in a unique Pacific Island community face the first devastating effects of climate change, including a terrifying flood. Will they decide to stay with their island home or move to a new and unfamiliar land, leaving their culture and language behind forever? What if your community had to decide whether to leave their homeland forever and there was no help available?

View this film at an upcoming screening or purchase on DVD.

The Big Fix (Release Date: April 2012)

On April 22, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig run by BP sunk into the Gulf of Mexico creating the worst oil spill in history. Until the oil well was killed on September 19, 779,037,744 liters of crude oil and over 7,000,000 liters of chemical dispersant spread into the sea.

By exposing the root causes of the spill filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell (FUEL) uncover a vast network of corruption.

The Big Fix is a damning indictment of a system of government led by a powerful and secretive oligarchy that puts the pursuit of profit over all other human and environmental needs.

There are so many more important documentaries. Here are some others I’ve written about in the past.

Please let me know what environment-related films you recommend.

About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger lives in Chicagoland with her son, husband and two cats. She loves sunrises, running, yoga, chocolate, and NYR, and has a voracious appetite for comedy. In her spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A "Green Diva" and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr & @myEARTH360) and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.

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5 Responses to “3 Eco Documentaries Worth Watching.”

  1. Jill Barth Jill Barth says:

    Thanks Lynn!

    I posted this to the Elephant Green Facebook page. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. oz_ says:

    Lynn, great pointers, thanks! Have seen the first one, and am eagerly awaiting the other two. Some additional suggestions for well made and powerful eco-related films:

    Blue Gold: World Water Wars
    Dirt: the Movie
    Garbage Warrior
    Into Eternity
    How Cuba Survived Peal Oil
    A Crude Awakening
    What a Way to Go
    The Cove
    King Corn
    One Man, One Cow, One Planet

    I also view the Food films – Fresh, Food, Inc, The Future of Food, etc – as relevant here.

    - Oz

  3. frank hark says:

    These are great. I will definitely see "the big fix".

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