Environmental awareness has become increasingly crucial in modern times as the effects of climate change become more apparent globally. Gen-Z and millennials strive to learn more as we become increasingly invested in the subject.
While the internet is awash with resources to learn from, movies and television remain influential media that have brought environmental issues to the forefront to spread awareness.
In honor of Earth Day soon approaching, we must honor our beautiful planet every day by educating ourselves and taking action to curb climate change. The Honey POP strives to incorporate sustainable practices into daily life and encourages everyone to mitigate climate change impacts, individually and collectively.
The significance of Earth Day celebrations extends beyond fresh air, clean water, and pristine landscapes, and fosters a sense of quality and respect towards our beautiful home among all human beings and living organisms.
If you’re still uncertain about the causes and consequences of global climate change, watch these five inspiring and spectacular Earth Day movies with us that re-ignite people’s interest in environmental activism. These movies explore climate change, plastic pollution, sustainability, the changing Arctic, Polar Bears and Penguins, and undersea corruption and provide insight into environmental degradation and anthropogenic pollution while uncovering the secrets beyond your imagination.
So, without further ado, let’s dive right in.
Disneynature movies hold a special place in our hearts because of their beautifully captivating documentaries, which never fail to get us right in the heart. They are synonymous with inspiring people to care about the world through their outstanding cinematography and direction. Often, beautiful narrations accompany picturesque views and stunning scenery that immediately draw you in and transport you to their world, allowing you to feel as if you are in the story yourself.
The forthcoming movie Polar Bear, directed by Alastair Fothergill and Jeff Wilson and narrated by Catherine Keener, provides an insight into the world of polar bears and the changing Arctic. It premieres on Disney+ on April 22 as part of their Earth Day celebrations, so be sure to keep an eye out!
Watch the trailer below:
In the movie, a new mother polar bear plumbs the depths of her own youth memories to prepare for motherhood in a survival-minded, challenging world. While she teaches her cubs to survive in the wilderness, she still admires her gorgeous white home and stays optimistic for her babies’ future.
The movie offers a glimpse of white, icy terrain, scenic landscapes, and a warm, fuzzy feel with adorable footage of soft, furry polar bears – learning and playing, just having fun – making us smile. Yet we feel concerned about their future and survival, given the melting glaciers, severe climate change, and the extreme adversity they face in the Arctic region.
As Ali Tabrizi headed out to explore his love for the ocean, he didn’t expect the harsh reality of life underwater. He was stunned to discover grim circumstances, shocking revelations, and dark, bizarre secrets about life beneath the sea.
The 90-minute documentary refreshes environmental awareness, diving deep into the plight of aquatic species as humanity causes havoc through destructive practices like plastic littering, poaching, and slaughtering whales and dolphins, causing irreparable environmental damage. The movie also examines the implications of commercial fishing and exposes shocking secrets about global corruption, from large corporations to NGOs, advocating the end of the fish-eating culture.
Amidst the climate change crisis, we will all be in danger if we do not act. If you have a passion for the subject, Seaspiracy is a true eye-opener that has raised eyebrows, churned stomachs, and has sparked social media buzz. Ultimately, there is just a portion of the truth since it aims to be a thought-provoking movie that leaves its mark on a viewer’s mind and heart. It is a wake-up call for those who want to take action, do their homework, and take responsibility for their impact on our planet.
A Plastic Ocean
A Plastic Ocean begins with an expedition to film the blue whales, which swiftly turns into the shocking discovery of a thick layer of plastic debris and a swirl of oil and filth in the ocean, destroying aquatic life. The movie exposes the devastating consequences our heavy reliance on plastic has had on marine life and the overall environment. And not just that – cities, islands, and countries everywhere are suffering in incomprehensible ways.
The underwater shots in this film are breathtaking and transport you to a magical world, juxtaposed with footage of polluted cities littered with plastic waste. It is an incredibly inspiring and overwhelmingly enlightening movie that has you on the edge of your seat, makes you tear up, and moves you to think about how you can make a difference. This movie grabs your attention immediately, and by the end, you will itch to run out and make a difference. Start by reducing plastic consumption and increasing environmental awareness in your surroundings. What do you think?
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
David Attenborough has always served impressive, jaw-dropping nature documentaries that strike us hard, bearing first-hand witness to the irreversible damage humans are causing to the planet. He has explored the wilds for decades, documenting life forms, flora, and fauna in their full splendor and variety on every continent.
A Life on Our Planet proved to be a significant contribution to his vision and planning solutions to deal with the impending climate crisis. From theme, idea, cinematography, narration, sound effects, or editing, every aspect of this movie is exceptional in its own right. It conveys a powerful message and leaves a lasting impression, while pushing viewers to think about their actions and how they can be more cautious and responsible.
The movie emphasizes making amends for the harm done to our surroundings. And while we are on this subject, we must all do our part by reducing our carbon footprints and adopting sustainable practices to help combat climate change and protect the environment and our home, the earth.
If you are concerned about the future of our planet, our future generations, the environment, nature, animals, and other habitats, and about sustaining our own lives, please watch this movie.
March of the Penguins
March of the Penguins is an unforgettably exquisite and incredibly moving nature documentary that will have you falling in love with the emperor penguins, their remarkable resilience, and their fascinating lives in such a harsh climate. The cinematographers spent time in isolation in Antarctica for over a year, capturing sweet penguins as they made their way from mating to parenting.
The entire mating ritual is enthralling, intriguing yet tenuous, as it involves extreme behavior carried out instinctively by these penguins. The movie also captures breathtaking unfamiliar sights, glacial landscapes, scenery and lets the penguins’ magic shine through.
It is captivating, very well crafted, beautifully explored with a sweet and bittersweet tone, evoking a sense of love for adorable penguins. Unless you have an iron-clad heart, this movie will move your soul and make your tender heart melt.
Which movies are you most eager to watch this Earth Day? Would you like to recommend any new movies to us that we should check out and feature on The Honey Pop? Comment down below or tweet to us at @TheHoneyPop! Want a daily drip? Get the latest pop culture news and inside scoops by following us on Instagram and Facebook!
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