Documentaries to save the earth with

Thursday 5th July 2018 | Grace

Okay, real talk! So, by now it feels fair enough to say that we are all pretty aware that the world is going to shit, both politically and environmentally. I’m sorry, this may be a grim subject but it’s happening and we all need to be a bit more woke about the whole thing. That said, there is hope! Although we may not be able to destroy the leader of the free world by any means legal, there is something that we can do about the destruction of the earth.

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I know, it’s all well and good being lectured about saving the world and all that, but what can we actually do? I hear you ask. Well, if you want to put a stop to birds being choked up on plastic and polar bears being stranded on icebergs, then these are the best documentaries to available on the small screen for you to check out and educate yourself!

An Inconvenient Truth

This is exactly what it says on the tin. This film really exposes the problems in the world that too many of us are choosing to ignore and what will happen if we don’t act!

The 11th Hour

Having famously made a speech about how he had to travel to the most northern point of Canada just to find some snow whilst filming the Revenant, popular eco-warrior, Leonardo Di Caprio has made this movie to tell people just what is happening in our world regarding climate change.

The Blue Planet

If you don’t like David Attenborough, then you are a monster. There, I said it. But as well as teaching us all about the awe and wonder of the world around us (and also making the best programmes to watch when high), David Attenborough’s newest Netflix watch has shown us a side to nature that is dark and scary, all because of the results that we humans have caused.

The True Cost

Arguably a documentary about more than just the fashion industry, this film really highlights so many more issues than which shoes should go with which bag. A definite must-see for so many reasons, including environmental.


Although this could be seen as somewhat of an animal rights film, Earthlings also takes a look at the consequences on the environment as a result of the way we treat animals. Simply put, this film is not for the faint of heart, but after watching it, it will seriously make you want to be a better person and stay a better person.

These films can be quite hard hitting, but seriously, don’t be the person who lets themselves be ignorant. We are in this world together, let’s keep it that way.