I’m sure most of us here celebrates Environment Day. But, I’ve a question for you. When we talk about “Save Environment” what is your idea of the environment? And, what is your knowledge of environment and environmental crisis? I think, it is limited unless you love watching content based on environment and environmental crisis or you are affiliated with an NGO who works for Environment or a nature club.

So, here is a list of Documentaries that you can watch this Environment Week.

Before the flood

The 2016 documentary film about climate change directed by Fisher Stevens, was first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2016, made its theatrical release on 21st October before airing on the National Geographic Channel on 30th October. And, now it is currently streaming on Disney+.

The official synopsis reads: The documentary follows actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels to five continents to gain a deeper understanding of climate change and its impact on the world. He meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.

Into the Okavango

Neil Gelinas, the writer and director of the 2018 American National Geographic Documentary. The film was predominantly shot in Angola and Botswana. It was also screened in few international film festivals and also won several awards and nominations.

The official synopsis reads: A passionate conservation biologist brings together a river bushman fearful of losing his past and a young scientist uncertain of her future on an epic, four-month expedition across three countries, through unexplored and dangerous landscapes, in order to save the Okavango Delta, one of our planet’s last pristine wildernesses.

Sea of hope

The official synopsis reads: Follow ocean legend Sylvia Earle, renowned underwater National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry, writer Max Kennedy and their crew of teenage aquanauts on a year-long quest to establish Blue Parks across an unseen American Wilderness.

It is directed by Robert Nixon and written by Nixon along with Gray Parker.


The 2017, American Biographical documentary written and directed by Brett Morgen about primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist Jane Goodall.

The official synopsis reads: Using a trove of unseen footage, Director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane, a woman whose groundbreaking chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.

By Rajrita Chattopadhyay


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