8 movies to watch for inspiration

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Even world-savers sometimes need to relax with a cup of tea and some good old Netflix-action. But instead of watching another House of Cards-episode, you might wanna check out what the doccie-section has to offer.

Here are 8 interesting doccies to start with, but there are plenty around. Just keep browsing.

No impact man
Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no environmental impact.

 

How to change the world
This is the thrilling story on how Greenpeace was founded. You get to follow an amazing adventure which demonstrates what a great impact a small group of people can have.

 

Cowspiracy
This documentary, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, reveals the dirty secrets behind the meat industry. It also shows how the meat and dairy industry affects our environment. You might reconsider that burger after watching it.

 

Forks over knives
Obesity, heart disease and diabetes is common in the western world. This documentary investigates the connection between these diseases and our western diet. And also, what this diet does to our precious eco-systems.

 

Chasing ice
Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

 

Maidentrip
14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. What an amazing adventure! Who said sustainable travel has to be boring?

 

The end of the line
The End of the Line is a powerful film about one of the world’s most disturbing problems – over-fishing. Advances in fishing technology mean whole species of wild fish are under threat and the most important stocks we eat are predicted to be in a state of collapse by 2050.

 

Vanishing of the bees
Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables.

 

Also worth seing
Worth seing, though not availabe on Netflix is the Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gerttens film Bananas about workers at a Banana plantation, the sequel Big boys gone bananas and Bikes vs cars. Another Swedish filmmaker, Stefan Jarl, made an interesting film called Submission about our exposure to chemicals in our every day life and how it affects our health.

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