Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Perhaps the most important movie on this list, Blue Gold tells the story of how water is being hijacked by wealthy corporations for profit. As many areas in the world turn from wet to desert, multi-national companies are capitalizing on this essential, and increasingly scarce resource, at the expense of the disenfranchised people. Through intelligent interviews with people around the world, Blue Gold reveals how this important issue affects everyone.
March of the Penguins
March of the Penguins takes viewers along the amazing life journey of Emperor penguins. These creatures face an incredible amount of danger when searching for their mate and finding food for their young. With melting temperatures, their journey becomes even more treacherous. Their dependence on ice leaves them very vulnerable to the climate changes their human co-inhabitants have created.
An Inconvenient Truth
An obvious and essential addition to this list, An Inconvenient Truth brings Al Gore’s excellent presentation on Global Warming to the big screen. Gore argues that rather than being a political issue, Global Warming is a moral issue that humans created and are obligated to reverse. It is an inconvenient truth, but it is something we all must face and act upon if we want our future generations to survive.
Food Inc. is another great documentary that reveals ways the food industry has not only damaged our health, but the health of our planet and the workers in the industry. And of course, The Cove is an excellent investigation that reveals the horrifying exploitation of dolphins in Taijii, Japan.
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