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8 documentaries that will change your relationship with the planet

Committed to have a sustainable lifestyle and the desire to make a positive impact, I’m constantly looking ways to gain deeper understanding of the sustainability issues we face in our day to day lives.

Over the last few years Slow living, minimalism, ethical fashion, responsible food choices, and global warming have become topics of great importance not only for me but also for humanity.

These documentaries are just about to change your perspective of your relationship with the planet.
Are you ready to get smarter, enlightened, shocked and inspired all at once?

1. Before the flood (2016).

This film presented by the National Geographic, displays the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet.
This documentary features Leonardo DiCaprio as he discusses the dangers of climate change with environmentalists, world leaders, and other influential figures. His purpose is to tackle the issue of ‘man-made global warming’ before Earth becomes unsustainable to life.

2. An inconvenient sequel: Truth to Power (2017)

A decade after shooting An inconvenient truth, former US Vice-President and environmental activist Al Gore comes back to renew his commitment to fight the climate change.
In this film Al gore, discusses the effects of global warming and what we need to do NOW (and quickly) to save our planet Earth. In this sequel Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, Gore presents some of the real and present threats he warned us about in his 2006 film, but in a production using even more powerful arguments.

3. The true cost (2015)

The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and ask us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
It looks at everything from environmental impact, to labour rights abuses in developing countries, to how genetically modified cotton is related to cancer incidence and suicide. It illustrates how the Western world’s demand for cheap, disposable fashion is destroying the planet and lives.

4. A plastic Ocean (2016)

A plastic Ocean is of great inspiration to care about the plastic pollution and desire to be part of the solution. It’s designed to inform us about the impact of plastics in the oceans and encourage action on real solutions that will shift the global reliance on plastic.

5. Forks over Knives (2011)

What if adopting simple changes could save us from health issues?
This film bases its storyline on the idea that food can serve us as medicine and claims that most diseases can be controlled or even reversed by holding a plant base diet.

6. Cowspiracy (2014)

Do you ever wonder where your food comes from and if, at all, sustainable and ethical policies are put into place?
This film examines the livestock industry and its impact on the environment and hopes to find the solution to a path to true sustainability.

7. What the Health (2017)

The creators of Cowspiracy produced a follow up film that exposes the complicity and corruption in governments and big businesses that is costing our health and is keeping us sick.
This film exposes the dangers of consuming a diet that includes animal products and strongly advocates for the consumption of a plant-based, vegan diet as a solution for many of the health problems we face today.

8. The minimalist (2015)

Our society thrives on having the latest and greatest of things, from clothes to gadgets, and everything unnecessary in between. This film documents the daily lives of people of different backgrounds – artists, scientists, Wall Street brokers – who all have a common goal: live life with less.


“You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself” Miguel Ruiz

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