Movies on Earth and Sustainability Issues

Linking Spirituality, Care for Earth, Justice, and Mercy

The following are some films on the destruction of our mother Earth and how we can each play a role in sustaining this precious planet.  Check back regularly as additional films will be added.  This list has been compiled by the Institute Justice Team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. 

Home: A Stunning Visual Portray of Earth (available for free on YouTube or by rental through Netflix)
Award-winning aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand takes viewers to 54 countries and 120 locations to showcase Earth’s beauty, the interdependence of its ecosysytems and the bruises left behind by human indifference. From the agricultural revolution to our ever-increasing reliance on oil, narrator Glenn Close examines the changes that have wreaked havoc on our home, urging viewers to preserve the Earth's remaining natural treasures

Flow: For the Love of Water (available through Netflix)
This award-winning documentary investigates what many experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis. It builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. The film also looks at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround.

Gasland (available through Netflix)

This Academy Award-nominated documentary takes a critical look at hydrofracking, a controversial drilling process for tapping natural gas resources. You can view the trailer here.