5 Earth Day Films That Will Change How You Treat Our Planet

In an era of incessant dispute concerning the Earth’s environment, one thing remains indisputable about our planet: It is the only one we have. Upon Googling “global warming,” even the first search result cannot evade controversy. According to Wikipedia, “Global warming refers to an unequivocal and continuing rise in the average temperature of Earth’s climate system.” Yes, even today, some would take issue with that declaration. So as not to attempt to resolve that discussion here, we yield to 5 Sundance-supported films that shed light–albeit in differing capacities–on the beauty, hardships, and in some cases brazen destruction of our planet. For more Earth Day films, visit our GoWatchIt channel featuring Sundance-supported films available for streaming.

Rios De Hombres (Rivers of Men) (2007 DFP Grantee)

“Gathering rain water was prohibited, it was privatized,” says one subject of Rios De Hombres (Rivers of Men). That astonishing comment captures the essence of Tin Dirdamal’s 2011 documentary, which attempts to decipher fact from fiction while recounting harrowing tales from a war over water in Bolivia, Colombia…

5 Earth Day Films That Will Change How You Treat Our Planet

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5 Earth Day Films That Will Change How You Treat Our Planet

In an era of incessant dispute concerning the Earth’s environment, one thing remains indisputable about our planet: It is the only one we have. Upon Googling “global warming,” even the first search result cannot evade controversy. According to Wikipedia, “Global warming refers to an unequivocal and continuing rise in the average temperature of Earth’s climate system.” Yes, even today, some would take issue with that declaration. So as not to attempt to resolve that discussion here, we yield to 5 Sundance-supported films that shed light–albeit in differing capacities–on the beauty, hardships, and in some cases brazen destruction of our planet. For more Earth Day films, visit our GoWatchIt channel featuring Sundance-supported films available for streaming.

Rios De Hombres (Rivers of Men) (2007 DFP Grantee)

“Gathering rain water was prohibited, it was privatized,” says one subject of Rios De Hombres (Rivers of Men). That astonishing comment captures the essence of Tin Dirdamal’s 2011 documentary, which attempts to decipher fact from fiction while recounting harrowing tales from a war over water in Bolivia, Colombia.

Valley of Saints (2012 SFF)

In Kashmir, the aquatic community of Dal Lake faces a little known crisis in the form of polluted water that is disrupting the ecology of their homeland. Musa Syeed’s directorial debut offers a true rarity for narrative cinema–a film that captures the immediacy of a global issue amid poignant dramatic storytelling…

Read the rest of 5 Earth Day Films That Will Change How You Treat Our Planet, originally found on the Sundance site.