Today is the 46th annual Earth Day celebration! Every April 22nd, we celebrate the world we live in, along with creating awareness about the issues our Earth may be facing.
Renewability, Sustainability, and Reforestation are just a few of the themes that this day is meant to represent. And what better way to embrace Earth Day than to watch some amazing films about Earth? The following list are various documentaries discussing different view points of our planet and the human and animal experience within it.
Spanning 54 countries and 120 locations, Home is like a birds eye view of Earth showcasing both its beauty and vulnerability.
March of the Penguins
Following the lives of Emperor Penguins, this documentary takes you into the long journey in these animals lives. The film also brings up the changes the Emperor Penguins and other animals in the Antarctic have been facing recently in their habitats and ways of survival. Plus it’s narrated by Morgan Freeman and Penguins are adorable what more could you want?
Planet Earth Series
The classic documentary series we’ve all watched at some point on a lazy class day. The series is the most collective documentation of imagery, music, and astounding footage of some of the world’s most amazing natural wonders.
DVD 7472 & Blu-ray 9247
Cowspiracy: the sustainability secret
Focusing on themes of Sustainability, Cowspiracy is an environmental documentary about a filmmaker attempting to uncover the most destructive industry facing the planet today and why leading environmental organizations are not talking about it.
Koyaanisqatsi = Life out of balance
Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi Indian word meaning variously: crazy life, life in turmoil, life disintegrating, life out of balance (the subtitle for this film), and a state of life that calls for another way of life. With inspiring music by Philip Glass, the images in this film gives the audience an idea of manmade environment versus natural environments, leading to its theme of imbalance.
This documentary is an experience like no other. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, it explores the wonders of the world from sacred grounds to industrial sites, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man’s spirituality and the human experience. Photographed entirely in 70mm and transferred to 4K digital projection format, its mesmerizing images of unprecedented clarity illuminate the links between humanity and the rest of nature.
UNT will also be having it’s own Earth Day celebrations including the EarthFest, International Fair & Market, and other events collaboratively hosted by Student Activities, UPC, the Office of Sustainability, and UNT-International.