Five Documentaries that will change your image of the world
Food, Inc. (2008)
A report about the almighty and devious food industry showing pictures the industry leaders do not want you to see, as you might stop buying their food. Robert Kenner does not only show under which circumstances animals are being bred but also how the industry achieves such low prices that two burgers are cheaper than vegetables.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)
As a sequel of the 2006 film of former US Vice-President Al Gore this documentary shows the real and threatening effects of climate change as experienced today. Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk the camera follows around Al Gore and gives an insight into his ambitions to shape climate policy. Thereby it is not at all a negative, but it spreads hope as Al Gore states that it is not to late to save the planet.
Food Chains: The Revolution in America’s Fields (2014)
This film tells the story of field workers standing up for their rights and fighting the global supermarket industry with their Fair Food program addressing the morality of industry leaders. All these farmworkers want is a dignified life and a transparent and humane supply chain.
Before the Flood (2016)
This National Geographic documentary by filmmaker Steven Scorsese thematises the possibilities of fighting the distinction of species and the disappearance of natural ecosystems. The pictures are not less impressive than the cast itself represented by Leonardo DiCaprio, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Pope Francisco and many reputed scientists.
Plastic Planet (2009)
Most people think that plastic is safe. Is it? This film makes a tour through 14 different countries showing the impact this poison has on our every day life, our health and also our oceans. It lists the consequences of mass production of this material which has become indispensable for the modern life.