All That Heaven Allows is a 1955 Hollywood melodrama directed by Douglas Sirk starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson. Cary Scott (Wyman) is a well-to-do fortyish widow in the town of Stoningham, in suburban New England, who becomes interested in Ron Kirby (Hudson), a nurseryman who takes care of her trees. Ron, content with his simple life outside the materialistic society in which they live, has
My Neighbour Totoro is a 1988 fantasy story aimed primarily at children. Satsuki and Mei—a pair of young sisters—move to an old house in the countryside with their father Kusakabe as their mother recovers from an illness. The girls explore their new house and the surrounding forest, forming a secret friendship with a large forest
The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American science-fiction disaster film, directed by Roland Emmerich. The story centers Jack Hall, a renowned scientists who studies the planet’s weather patterns. He discovers that climate change will be the cause for a series of extreme weather events usher in global cooling and lead to a new ice
Captain Fantastic is a 2016 American drama film written and directed by Matt Ross. It tells the story of a family, Ben Cash, his wife Leslie, and their six children aged seven to 18, who has decided to live in the wilderness, using survivalist skills, and opting for self-reliance and self-sufficiency, without dependence on modern technology. In line with
Don’t Look Up is a 2021 American science fiction/comedy film written, produced, and directed by Adam McKay with a celebrity cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande among others. It tells the story of two astronomers attempting to warn humanity about an approaching comet that will
In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams
The last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood. This film which is filmed in Macedonia is an exploration of an observational Indigenous visual narrative that deeply impacts our behavior towards natural resources and
Yearning to own a small patch of land and be more than a chicken sexer, the ambitious paterfamilias, Jacob Yi, relocates his Korean-American family: sceptical wife, Monica, and their children, David and Anne, from California to 1980s rural Arkansas, to start afresh and capture the elusive American Dream. However, new beginnings are always challenging, and
“This is the tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their isolated pastoral village Inviolata is dominated by the terrible Marchesa Alfonsina de Luna, the queen of cigarettes. A loyal bond is sealed
Contributed by Tessa Nauta “Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder,
The film The Happening takes a different approach on the typical natural disaster film. In this film plants take revenge on human society through releasing neurotoxins into the air which makes people go crazy, resulting in death. This gruesome approach evokes an unusual feeling towards nature in cinema.
PandaDroom, internationally known as PandaVision, is a 4D short film created by Dutch amusement park The Efteling, in cooperation with the World Wide Fund for Nature. The film ran for 17 years (2002 – 2019) before ultimately being removed from the amusement park. The short film raises awareness of different environmental issues and what effects
Okja (2017) is a film made by filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho, who is also known for his environmental film Snowpiercer (2013). Okja tells the story of Mija and her genetically modified pet animal, Okja. Okja was created by the Mirando Corporation, who created a line of superpigs to try to solve world hunger and meat shortages.
This interactive movie shows how a grandson interviews his grandson. The interview takes place in the 22th century, while they are discussing the 21th century. After a short introduction, the viewer is able to choose the next part of the storyline, which makes it an interactive movie. The interactive movie contributes to an eco lifestyle
Pom Poko (1994) is set in the Tama Hills on the outskirts of Tokyo, in the late 1960s, and it is focused on a tribe of shape-shifting raccoon dogs who are threatened by a massive suburban development project. Pom Poko highlights the fact that the natural world can be exploited with the aim to promote urban development at the expense of nature.
The Trouble With Nature (2020) is an independent film that reimagines philosopher Edmund Burke's journey into the mountains. It teaches an ecofeminist lessen to viewers: it portrays beautiful landscapes and a woman's soulful connection with nature, and makes fun of a narcissistic man's mastery of magnificent nature.
Margaret Atwood’s dystopian tale has re-entered the public more than three decades after its 1985 premiere, thanks to a praised Hulu series. The red dress and white hat have become recognisable in resistance movements all across the world as a result of recent legal crackdowns on reproductive freedoms. However, Atwood’s story contains more than just
A Mongolian miner takes his sick daughter away from the heavily polluted city to see the shaman. Upon finding a new home with the reindeer herders in the forest, he learns that this world too, is changing. To convey the message of global warming, the music video incorporates the image and tale of the native