7 Environmental Documentaries Worth Watching at the 2019 ReFrame Festival

Looking for climate action inspiration?

Look no further than The ReFrame Festival.

There is an awesome line up of environmental documentaries being shown in Peterborough, Ontario that showcase the fragile state of our planet and offer some solutions to implement.


Bring your friends and learn about the state of planet earth and some environmental groups making big changes!

Here are 7 films you should definitely check out!

Head to the environmental genre section on the website for more films and more information.

1. Youth Unstoppable

A documentary that gives a voice to the youth on the front lines of climate change.

Award-winning filmmaker and PCVS alumnus Slater Jewell-Kemker spent 10 years shooting Youth Unstoppable around the world. At age 15, she began attending environmental summits, camera in hand, wide-eyed and ready to make a difference. What began with a single journey evolved into an intimate and challenging documentary shot behind the front lines of the largely unseen and misunderstood Global Youth Climate Movement. Youth Unstoppable will be preceded by an Opening Ceremony.

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2. The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

Dr. Anne Innis Dagg re-traces her groundbreaking journey to South Africa to study giraffes, discovering contrast between the world she knew and the one it has become.

Four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees, and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with gorillas, Canadian biologist, Anne Innis Dagg, made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to become the first person in the world to study animal behaviour in the wild on that continent. Armed with ground-breaking research, the insurmountable barriers she faced as a female scientist became the catalyst that transformed her into a feminist activist.

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3. The Anthropecene: The Human Epoch

This remarkable film investigates humans’ influence on the state, dynamic, and future of the planet. From concrete seawalls in China that cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, to metal festivals in the closed city of Norilsk, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef, and massive marble quarries in Carrara, the filmmakers have traversed the globe to document the evidence human planetary domination. At the intersection of art and science, “Anthropocene” witnesses a critical moment in geological history — bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species’ impact.

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4. Biggest Little Farm

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, the story of two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.

The successes and failures of a couple determined to live in harmony with nature on a stretch of depleted soil outside Los Angeles are lovingly chronicled by filmmaking farmer John Chester, in this inspiring documentary. “Biggest Little Farm” is a wonderful portrait of the hands that feed us.

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5. Water Warriors

The story of a community’s successful fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry. In 2013, Texas-based SWN Resources arrived in New Brunswick, Canada to explore for natural gas. In response, a multicultural group of protesters emerged including members of the Mi’kmaq Elsipogtog First Nation, French-speaking Acadians, and white, English- speaking families. After months of resistance, their efforts not only halted drilling; they elected a new government and won an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the province.

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6. Adventure in Understanding

This film follows 20 youth on a 100km paddling trip along the Trent Severn Waterway, from Little Lake to Curve Lake. Adventure in Understanding is a voyage of individual growth and self-awareness as participants both learn and teach, speak and listen, serve and be served. A voyage that will light a spark of awareness that will burn as a strong fire in the minds and hearts of today’s youth, who we trust and believe in to light up the future.

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7. 60 Seasons

This film follows 20 south on a 100km paddling trip along the Trent Severn Waterway, from Little Lake to Curve Lake. Adventure in Understanding is a voyage of individual growth and self-awareness as participants both learn and teach, speak and listen, serve and be served. A voyage that will light a spark of awareness that will burn as a strong fire in the minds and hearts of today’s youth, who we trust and believe in to light up the future.

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All of these documentary films are truly worth the watch this year at the ReFrame Festival.

Can’t wait to watch and learn about these important stories.

 

**All photos & text are sourced from : https://reframefilmfestival.ca/festival/list-by-genre/environment/ ” . Check it out for more information. **

 

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