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10 mind blowing films to understand climate change

10 mind blowing films to understand climate change

Much is said about climate change and the actions to be taken so that it does not have serious repercussions on our planet. However… do you really know what it is about?

Initiatives to raise awareness regarding climate change have been given by companies and the Government, however, the cinematographic world has not been left behind and has offered us great films that allow us to see graphically everything that it is capable of causing. Have you seen any? We share with you the 10 best films about climate change!

our planet

This exceptional documentary invites you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of planet Earth and reflect on the impact of global warming on its inhabitants. Divided into 8 chapters, it is starred and directed by David Attenborough, a British scientist considered one of the best-known naturalist popularizers on television and a pioneer of nature documentaries.

The most incredible images of the Earth remind us, once again, of the fragility of many places on our planet and how crucial it is that we preserve and protect natural resources.

Princess Mononoke

This Japanese animated film directed and written by Hayao Miyazaki in 1997 focuses on the struggle between the supernatural guardians of a forest and the humans who come to it determined to desecrate its resources.

Nature, therefore, is placed at the centre of production, which also shows that, although it deserves to be saved, it can also contain great cruelty. A pacifist and environmental plea that, despite having already served 25 years, deals with issues that are still very topical.

Ice on fire

A trip full of beautiful, natural, overwhelming landscapes, with aerial cameras that give us views that few have the pleasure of enjoying. This is Ice on Fire, a 2019 documentary directed by Leila Conners and narrated and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. 

So much is the involvement of the actor in these issues that this production, in fact, arises from his concerns about the environmental crisis into which we are plunged. A film that implicitly carries a warning about what we are experiencing with, yes, some innovative solutions that are being considered to try to reverse the situation.  

How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change

This documentary tries to answer the question of whether we still have a chance to stop the most destructive consequences of climate change or if it is already too late.

Oscar-nominated director of “Gasland” Josh Fox travels to 12 countries on six continents to explore what we have to let go of, and all the things the weather can’t change.

An Inconvenient Truth 

This film, winner of two Oscars (best documentary and best original song), has become a classic of public awakening about climate change. Released in 2005 and directed by Davis Guggenheim, it is about a conference given by former president Al Gore on global warming with the aim of alerting the public to a growing “planetary emergency”.

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The melting of glaciers, floods or heat waves is the protagonist of this documentary that warns about the consequences of climate change and the need to act without delay.

WALL-E

This animated film produced by Walt Disney and Pixar, released in 2008, introduces us to a robot from the WALL-E line that has a particular mission: it has been exclusively designed to clean up the garbage that covers the Earth after it was devastated and abandoned by the human being in a distant (and dystopian) future. 

But, beyond that, and the unmistakable optimistic message that this type of production launches (also aimed at children), the film raises the importance of embracing responsibility and commitment to our planet. Because in the midst of skyscrapers full of garbage, pollution and desolate landscapes, there is still hope that humanity can return to inhabit the Earth. 

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Cowspiracy

The high impact that livestock farming and its industrial production generate on the environment is the theme that runs through this shocking documentary which also addresses deforestation, global warming and ocean pollution.

Financed by crowdfunding, and released in 2014, it is produced and directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn. Its reception has aroused all kinds of opinions among the public due to the harshness of the issues it deals with.

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Interstellar 

Another very particular director, Christopher Nolan. Seeing that life on Earth is coming to an end, a group of explorers led by pilot Cooper (McConaughey) and scientist Amelia (Hathaway) embark on a mission that may be the most important in human history: to travel beyond our galaxy to discover some planet in another that can guarantee the future of the human race. It also has the always suggestive presence of Jessica Chastain.

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2040 

This groundbreaking forward-looking documentary is vitally important now. Award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to improve our planet.

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Tomorrow

Research by climatologist Jack Hall indicates that global warming could trigger a sudden and catastrophic climate change on Earth.

Hall warns political leaders of the need to take immediate action to prevent it, but his warnings come too late: a series of abnormal weather events begin to occur in different parts of the globe. Global warming has put the planet on the brink of a new ice age.

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Natural disaster movie expert Roland Emmerich cranks up this spectacular special effects machine. Entertaining yet predictable.

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