5 Films To Make You Care About The Earth


Earth Day is here to remind us just how precious the earth we live on is and how vital the ecosystems are that provide us with life itself. At FMTV we are passionate not only about the health of our minds and bodies but also the health of the planet.

With an impressive collection of documentaries that highlight current and future global health issues, from the documentary 'Love Thy Nature' which explores the devastating disconnect between humans and nature, and how this disconnect has disrupted billions of years of evolution and, in turn, threatens the survival of the human race.

Through to 'Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home', where a family attempts to reduce their enirvo-impact by keeping every scrap of garbage that they produce for three months in their increasingly smelly garage to understand how they can reduce their household waste and, more alarmingly, just how much waste they produce.

But it doesn't end there. Ever wondered about the environmental impacts of chewing gum? Well, It's the world’s second most common form of litter. It’s invisible to most, yet it lurks everywhere (including the bottoms of tables, desks, and shoes). How did we become so addicted to chewing gum and how is our consumption of trillions of sticks a year impacting our health and our planet?

The good news is that there are a number of small changes we can all make in our everyday lives to be more eco-friendly and kinder to the planet. It could be as simple as investing in a keep cup or riding your bike to work instead of driving. No matter how big or small, over time, these changes add up.

Here are some ‘must-watch’ FMTV documentaries to educate and inspire you this Earth Day!

1. Love Thy Nature

'Love Thy Nature' points to how deeply we've lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. The film shows that renewed connection with nature is key both to good health and to solving our environmental and climate crises. Watch now. 

2. Breath Of Life

Explore the wisdom of the people who sustainably live off the land, as this poignant documentary goes on a global journey to get insightful commentaries from the world’s greatest scientists. Ponder what we can do to preserve our planet. 

3. Garbage! The Revolution Starts At Home

'Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home', is a documentary about how the family household has become one of the most ferocious environmental predators of our time. The question is, are we turning the earth into one giant garbage can? Watch now. 

4. Dark Side Of The Chew

Join award-winning, eco-activist filmmaker Andrew Nisker in a cinematic first as he travels our planet and speaks to gobs of manufacturers, activists, scientists, and everyday consumers to unravel the entertaining yet shocking truth behind our obsession with a seemingly innocuous product that is gumming up more than just our environment. Packed with quick facts and profound revelations about chewing gum, a product most people don’t give a second thought, the film goes one step further and tries to inspire the viewer to take action. Watch now. 

5. Origins

'Origins' takes a journey through the biological roots of where we have come from and where we have gone. Using fire as a metaphor for technology, the film looks at the advances of our civilization and how the recklessness of unchecked technology is now choking out the environment and poisoning our bodies. Interviews with the biggest names in the health and green-space fields create a compelling context and arguments for how we can better coexist with nature. 'Origins' shows how man, technology, and nature can walk together in balance. Watch now. 

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