7 ‘green’ documentaries to inspire you

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Abbot Kinney’s wants you to enjoy delicious, vegetable products. But we also want to make this world a little bit greener, sharing information about specific social themes. And for that, documentaries make a perfect tool. Check out seven of our favourite, ‘green’ documentaries. Five of them are actually available on Netflix (the convenience factor strikes again.)

Cowspiracy

Golden oldie, but definitely a must-see. The filmmaker, Kip Andersen, embarks on a quest for solutions to today’s environmental problems. Cattle farming is to blame in the first place. Andersen launches an investigation at several organisations, like Greenpeace. Soon he finds out that Greenpeace, and many other charities too, are reluctant to reveal that if we truly want to tackle environmental issues, we should start eating fewer dairy and meat products. Cowspiracy displays how large organisations that you would expect to inform us properly, are actually joining hands to make lots of money. It is an eye-opener.

Cowspiracy is available on Netflix.

What the Health

From the makers of Cowspiracy comes What the Health. While Cowspiracy was all about the environment, What the Health is focussing on the health hazards of consuming meat and dairy products excessively. Kip Anderson unveils how the health industry is connected to health organisations, the authorities and pharmaceutical industry. He is able to prove that health organisations do not want consumers to be aware of how animal products are affecting their health.

What the Health is available on Netflix.

An Inconvenient Truth

In this documentary (2006), Al Gore explains in a crystal-clear and fascinating way why global warming is jeopardising the entire world. At the time, the media never confirmed as to whether the consequences of global warming are actually true. Al Gore discusses the facts and myths involved.

Before the flood

Leonardo di Caprio spent three years travelling around the world with director Fisher Stevens to map the consequences of global warming. In this documentary, he is discussing this problem with e.g. Barack Obama, Elon Musk (Tesla) and the pope. Before the Flood creates awareness and offers options to make a difference yourself, to help save our planet for future generations.

Forks over Knives

This famous documentary is about the Western food industry and how our food is being treated before we finally get to eat it. Forks over Knives reveals that food can actually make you sick, because you might be eating too much unhealthy and processed stuff.

Forks over Knives is available on Netflix.

Food Inc.

If you are interested to find out how industrial agriculture and cattle farming is done in the US, watch Food Inc. It will tell you that multinationals, who are responsible for the food industry, want to make as much money as possible on food. They ‘just happen to forget all about’ environmental damage, negative impact on people’s health, and also about people’s safety.

Food Inc. is available on Netflix.

Blackfish

Blackfish is an impressive documentary, inviting you to reconsider animal parks like Sea World and our very own Dolfinarium. Zoos are considered to be educational for children, however animals are banned from circuses. Blackfish shows that there is nothing educational about Sea World. It is like visiting the circus.

Blackfish is available on Netflix.