Green Screen: Unmissable films addressing climate issues
We’re currently hanging out for David Attenborough’s Wild Isles to arrive and thought we’d share some of the more inspiring documentaries we’ve watched over the past year. Not necessarily recommended for younger students, these films are sure to keep educators informed and inspired. Remember you can also find our previous Green Screen compilations using the search function.
Anote’s Ark (2018)
This award-winning documentary profiles the climate change crisis confronting the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. As a neighbour of Australia, this is must see and sometimes heartbreaking viewing to understand the climate challenges in our region.
Kiss The Ground (2020)
How much do you know about the power of soil? This globetrotting documentary narrated by actor Woody Harrelson sheds light on current challenges and innovative solutions to keep the Earth’s soil healthy. Keep an eye out for familiar faces like Patricia Arquette and Gisele Bündchen.
Thank You for the Rain (2017)
Follow a Kenyan farmer as he captures the life of his village and the impacts of climate change in the region. This award winning documentary addresses a range of issues linked to climate change, including climate justice, urbanization, gender equality, education, access to water, climate refugees, and adaptation.
The Great Green Wall (2019)
Considered one of the world’s most ambitious projects to tackle climate change, the Great Green Wall refers to a plan by 11 African nations to plant 8,000 kilometers of trees and vegetation just below the Sahara desert. This documentary follows musician and activist Inna Modja, travelling to the areas most affected by climate change and highlighting the issues that the Green Wall project aims to neutralise.
Ice On Fire (2019)
Narrated by actor, producer, and activist Leonardo DiCaprio and shot in stunning detail, Ice On Fire captures the urgency of action required while highlighting realistic solutions that can thwart climate change. The combination of breathtaking footage and engaging interviews make this one a must watch.
If your favourite documentary is missing from the list or you have any other recommendations please let us know!