Like many of you I didn’t have a clue about sustainability issues. It was never something that was taught in detail in high school and university so we thought we’d share some of our must-see documentaries on sustainability. They’re listed in no particular order because ranking them would be just too hard. Of course there are plenty of great documentaries that we didn’t cover but make sure to comment if you’ve got a favourite documentary to share!
Cowspiracy: the sustainability secret (2014)
When you think about sustainability or climate change the first thing you probably visualise are big dirty coal fire power plants. Cowspiracy exposes the leading cause of climate change and how major organisations who claim to be fighting against climate change are ignoring this.
IMDb rating: 8.5/10
The 11th Hour (2007)
Directed and produced by Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, this documentary highlights the connections between extreme weather events with climate change and the urgency in addressing mitigative measures to combat severe consequences. The documentary features many well renown scientists including Stephan Hawking with the overriding message that we are at the 11th hour and now is the time to turn this into our finest hour by acting on climate change.
“there are too many of us using resources too fast”
Netflix: No, but you can find it easily on other platforms such as iTunes.
IMDb rating: 7.3/10
The True Cost (2015)
Have you ever considered who makes your clothes? We wear clothes everyday but odds are not many of us are aware of the true cost of producing our clothes. Plunge into the world of fashion and sustainability by watching this documentary that will hopefully change your purchasing habits for the better!
IMDb rating: 7.6/10
Food Inc. (2008)
What do you eat in a day? What we eat or want to eat has changed the way our food is grown or produced and Food Inc. dives into the factory farming world of food production today. This documentary will definitely change the way you view your food and possibly your diet once you see the production methods and the way animals are treated.
IMDb rating: 7.9/10