Top 10 Environmental Films

Top 10 Environmental Films

Here are our top 10, most popular environmental films during the spring.

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Top 10 Environmental Films
  • Milking the Rhino

    Directed by David E. Simpson • Documentary • With None listed on IMDB • 2008 • 83 minutes

    A ferocious kill on the Serengeti… dire warnings about endangered species… These clichés of nature documentaries ignore a key feature of the landscape: villagers just off-camera, who navigate the dangers an...

  • Angry Inuk

    Directed by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril • Documentary • 2020 • 85 minutes

    Seal meat is a staple food for Inuit, and many of the pelts are sold to offset the extraordinary cost of hunting. Inuit are spread across extensive lands and waters, and their tiny population is faced with a disproportionate res...

  • Pilgrims and Tourists

    Directed by Christopher McLeod • Documentary • 2014 • 57 minutes

    In the Russian Republic of Altai, traditional native people create their own mountain parks, to rein in tourism and resist a gas pipeline that would cut through a World Heritage Site. In northern California, Winnemem Wintu girls gr...

  • Pripyat

    Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Documentary • 1999 • 100 minutes

    After the nuclear catastrophe in 1986, a 30 km restricted zone was erected around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and 116,000 persons were evacuated from this area. Pripyat is a portrait of the people who still live and work t...

  • Homo Sapiens

    Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Documentary • 2016 • 94 minutes

    HOMO SAPIENS is a film about the finiteness and fragility of human existence and the end of the industrial age, and what it means to be a human being.

    What will remain of our lives after we're gone? Empty spaces, ruins, cities in...

  • Circuit Earth

    Directed by John Abrahall, Christopher Bamford, Robert Feldman, Michael Katz, Peter Krotoczynski • Documentary • 1971 • 43 minutes

    CIRCUIT EARTH was produced in honor of the first Earth Day in 1970. Shot throughout Philadelphia during Earth Week in the lead up to festival, and at the festival it...

  • If A Tree Falls

    Directed by Marshall Curry • Documentary • 2011 • 85 minutes

    In December 2005, Daniel McGowan was arrested by Federal agents in a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front — a group the FBI has called America's 'number one domestic terrorism threat.' ...

  • Cooked

    Directed by Judith Helfand • Documentary • 2020 • 82 minutes

    Chicago suffered the worst heat disaster in U.S history in 1995, when 739 residents--mostly elderly and black-died over the course of one week. As COOKED links the deadly heat wave's devastation back to the underlying manmade disaster ...

  • Biophilic Design

    Directed by Stephen R. Kellert & Bill Finnegan • Documentary • 2012 • 62 minutes

    Come on a journey from our evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the world's most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life. Together, we will encounter buildings that connect peop...

  • Lost Rivers

    Directed by Caroline Bacle • Documentary • 2012 • 72 minutes

    Nearly every major city was built near the convergence of many rivers. As cities grew with the Industrial Revolution, these rivers became conduits for disease and pollution. The 19th-century solution was to bury them underground and me...