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Our Top Movies on Sustainability

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite documentaries, discussing all things sustainable from top changemakers on the scene. The documentaries below cover a wide range of themes, including the natural environment and climate change, fast fashion, capitalism, and more…

1. Seaspiracy, Ali Tabrizi

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Tabrizi, who is passionate about ocean life, sets out to document the harm that people cause to marine animals – and finds frightening worldwide corruption in the process. It is shocking, heartbreaking and informative. It gives you a new perspective on the global fishing industry and how it is contributing to the climate and environmental crisis. We recommend this documentary to everyone who is debating whether or not to become a vegetarian or vegan.

Available on: Netflix

2. A Plastic Ocean, Craig Leeson

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Leeson teams up with Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers to travel around the world exploring the fragile state of our oceans. It’s an eye-opening film that raises awareness and proposes solutions to conserve our planet’s most important resource: our oceans.

Available on: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

3. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, Matt D’Avella

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This film shows you the lives of minimalists from various walks of life, including families, businesses, architects, artists, journalists, and scientists, all of whom are seeking to live a meaningful life with less. This film is a fantastic introduction to minimalist living and serves as a powerful wake-up call for materialists.

Available on: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

4. Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Angela Sun

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This film explores one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to find out more about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Sun speaks with scientists, researchers, and campaigners to learn the truth about human plastic bottle consumption and the impact it has on our oceans. It’s surprising and heart-wrenching but crucial to watch.

Available on: Plastic Paradise Website

5. RiverBlue, David Mcllvride and Roger Williams

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RiverBlue investigates the harmful consequences of textile and denim manufacture on some of the world’s biggest rivers. The film has informative interviews with top specialists and does an excellent job of exposing the pollution caused by the fashion industry. A must see!

Available from: RiverBlue Website

6. Earthlings, Shaun Monson

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This film exposes the day-to-day techniques employed by the world’s major industries that rely on animals for profit, thanks to concealed cameras. A word of warning: the brutal reality of these industries portrayed will likely overwhelm, shock, and dishearten you, however it is necessary to watch.

Available on: Earthlings Website

7. More Than Honey, Markus Imhoof

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An insight into honey bee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia. This film is not only full of intriguing, enlightening, and sometimes scary information, but it’s also great cinematic entertainment. The photography and filming is amazing and the story is captivating from start to finish.

Available on: More Than Honey Website

8. The True Cost, Andrew Morgan

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This documentary, which stars Livia Firth, Stella McCartney, Vandana Shiva, and others, explores the influence of the fashion industry on our planet and the people who live on it. The film travels to 13 different countries to learn more about the consequences ‘Fast Fashion’ has on the environment and the people who work in the industry. A must see for all consumers!

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

9. Kiss the Ground, Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell

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Science experts and celebrity activists come together in a global movement of ‘Regenerative Agriculture’ that might be the answer to combating climate change and protecting the planet. It’s an uplifting, informative and eye-opening documentary that tells a very important story.

Available on: Netflix

10. Our Planet, David Attenborough

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With the clear message throughout, ‘stop killing our planet’, this documentary series allows viewers to appreciate the planet’s natural beauty while also investigating how climate change affects all living things. We would highly recommend not only for the content, but also for the stunning cinematography!

Available on: Netflix

11. 2040, Damon Gameau

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Director Damon Gameau embarks on a trip to see what the world might be like in 2040 if we just adopted the smartest solutions for improving our planet that are already accessible to us and had them at the forefront. With interesting ideas throughout the film, it shows a optimistic, motivating view on what may be in 2040.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

12. The Next Black, David Dworsky and Victor Kohler

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This film brings togethers designers, innovators, and leaders from around the world to discuss the future of clothing. Some of the issues covered are: new technology, sustainability and innovation. It’s a refreshing, and forward-thinking documentary, and we recommend it to anyone who is interested in the future of fashion.

Available on: Youtube

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