Five nature films you need to watch

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Spring has finally sprung! To celebrate, we asked around the office about everyone’s favorite nature films – ones that taught us something special or inspired us to care more about climate change, deforestation and sustainability. We’re also excited to hear your thoughts: did you catch them all? Did we miss any?

Here are our top five picks:

1. The Man Who Stopped the Desert

Since Ecosia recently began financing a tree-planting project in Burkina Faso, we couldn’t help but recommend this short, independent film about Yacouba Sawadogo, a farmer from Africa, who put up a single-handed fight against desertification with great success.

2. Once Upon a Forest

Book your living room sofa. Draw the curtains. Fix some tea. Now sit back, relax and watch as Oscar-winning director Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) takes you on a journey through the rainforest, from its dimly-lit floors to its towering canopies, revealing its subtle, special form of intelligence. Once upon a Forest (available in French, German, and English subtitles) depicts the magic of trees with all the hidden life they harbor. We had a great time watching this film at the latest Ecosia Movie Night with two of our incredible Ecosia Ambassadors!

3. The Salt of Earth

Repeat instructions above. OK – maybe crack the curtains and let some light in, because you’re going on a trip around the world, albeit an especially calming one. This is a film like a visual poem dedicated to nature, its beauty and stateliness.

4. Who Cares?

Most of our tips so far encourage you to relax and reflect. Now it’s time to get back to the real world and change what you don’t like about it – because this film encourages you to do just that! “If you see problems as opportunities, you already have what it takes to be a changemaker,” the description on theoffical website reads. So – what’s the entrepreneur in you waiting for?

5. 10 Milliarden (10 Billion)

This one is only available in German (at least the trailer) but we wanted to list it since we had a sneak preview before the German premiere this Thursday, April 16th, and we have three pairs of tickets to give away! If you caught Taste the Waste from director Valentin Thurns and liked it, there’s a good chance his next film will nail it for you, too. With his signature directness, Thurns wonders how exactly we can feed 10 billion people on the planet of the future with our excessive ways? Will it mean producing artificial food?

If you want to find out and participate in the draw, all you have to do is either like, comment or share the post we wrote about this blog entry on our facebook group by April 14th. We will draw and announce the winners on that day at 4.30 pm.

Have a wonderful week!

Your Ecosia Team