The Environment Day that is the 5th of June, remarks a day to realize the importance of environment and remind ourselves that it is the need of the hour to save it. Some movies went way too far to make people socially aware about the environment and did their job brilliantly. Some fall in the 100 crore club and some reached out to the maximum public. Let’s take a look at these movies about environment and how they feature the truth:
1. An Inconvenient Truth (2006):
Directed by Davis Guggenheim, the film is a strong documentary based on Al Gore’s environmental speeches in concern with the present scenario of the nature. Being the award winner of 2 Oscars and the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, the film made around $50 million at the Box Office. In the movie/documentary, Al Gore lays stress on the need to curb the calamitous effects of global warming by relating his concern with his real life stories. He explains, what actually is global warming, how each and everyone is responsible for it, and suggests ways to prevent it, combat it and vanquish it.
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2. The 11th Hour (2007):
The 11th Hour is another documentary film released in 2007 directed by Nadia Conners,
Leila Conners Petersen and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, physicist Stephen Hawking and former CIA director R. James Woolsey and numerous other environmentalists, scientists and politicians have contributed in the writing of the film. The film focuses on all of the threats to the environment like global warming, deforestation, extinction of species and their habitats and gives the message that the future of earth is in jeopardy, and it needs to be saved.
3. Chasing the Ice (2012):
Being a biographic documentary about James Balog, the film throws light on the effects of climate change. The film won 2014 News and Documentary Emmy® award and was also nominated for an Oscar. The film is about James Balog’s Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) that marks the change in the climate. The movie also includes a moving scene of the glacier calving event that took place at Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland.
4. How to let go of the world (2016):
‘How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change’ is a documentary directed by Josh Fox. The film brought 3 wins and 2 nominations along with making 13,775 USD on the box office. Josh Fox actually travelled to 12 different countries on 6 different continents to examine the effect and consequences of the biggest threat of the hour i.e. climate change.
5. The day the earth stood still (2008):
Directed by Scott Derickson, the film was released in 2008. This a science-fiction flick that that pays heed to the environmental damages done by the mankind. It is a remake to the movie of 1951 of the same title and revolves around an alien and his huge robot counterpart who visit Earth. The film made around $233 million worldwide and brought 3 wins and 5 nominations.