5 Must-See Documentaries on Sustainability

Updated: Jul 9, 2018



TRUE COST

Have tissues ready - we’re still to watch this one without shedding tears.

It is a must-see for anyone interested in ethical fashion. Hell - it’s a must-see for anyone who shops and wear clothes. An eye-opening film shedding light on some shocking facts about the fashion industry, exploring the question - who really pays for your clothes when the price of fast fashion keeps going down?


RIVERBLUE

Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RIVERBLUE spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.



MINIMALISM

Did you ever think that maybe your life would be better with less things? That you would feel more content only owning what you really need? This documentary examines current shopping behaviours, and the reasons behind them (spoiler alert - advertising), and making consumers feel like they constantly need more in their lives to reach true happiness. Joshua and Ryan take you into the personal lives of those who already live with less, and look at how they find meaning in life.


MISSION BLUE

Feature documentary about legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries.


PLASTIC PARADISE

In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.



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