Critical films or documentaries illuminate things that are otherwise often kept in the dark. They scrutinize problems and questions that only a few deal with and show abuses and the dark side of our consumer society. We have compiled a list of films related to the environment, nature, and sustainability that we find particularly worth seeing.
The following list contains films on the topics: Economy, World Trade & Globalization, Resources, Energy & Oil, Nuclear Power & Nuclear Waste, Climate Change, Food & Agriculture, Animals & Insects, Consumption, Solutions.
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Bottled Life – The Water Business
How do you turn water into money? There is a company that knows the recipe very well: Nestlé. This group dominates the global trade in packaged drinking water. The Swiss journalist Res Gehringer sets out to take a look behind the scenes of the billion-dollar business. Nestlé blocks. It is said in the corporate headquarters that it is the wrong film at the wrong time. But the journalist cannot be brushed off. He embarks on a journey of discovery, researched in the United States, Nigeria and Pakistan. The expedition into the world of bottled water condenses into a picture of the mindsets and strategies of the most powerful food company in the world.
The Economics of Happiness
A chorus of voices from six continents demands in the film “The Economy of Happiness | the Economics of Happiness “a change in the economic system. The film shows that a better world is possible and that there are already many initiatives around the world to forge a new, different future.
The Green Lie
Environment-friendly electric vehicles, food sustainably produced, and fair production. If we think and put our trust in these big companies, we can certainly help preserve our planet with buying decisions. But that’s a popular and dangerous statement. Together with greenwashing expert Kathrin Hartmann, Werner Boote (“Plastic Planet”, “Everything under control”) shows in his new documentary how we can defend ourselves against it.