Films that inspire you to be an environmental superhero
Films have the power to play influencers in the way we conceive, mould and contribute to an ecologically sustainable environment that we inhabit.
The following is a list of some impactful environmental films of our times. Brief descriptions of each have been added on below the list. Match each description with the film it portrays.
1. Koyaanisqatsi (1982) 2. An Inconvenient Truth (2006) 3. The Day After Tomorrow (2004) 4. The Winged Migration (2001) 5. FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992) 6. Avatar (2009) 7. China syndrome (1979) 8. Erin Brockovich (2000) 9. Wall-E (2008) 10. Prophecy (1979)
A. A horror movie that shows the consequences of humanity’s manipulation of nature. A giant, bear- like mutation created by industrial pollution, terrorizes a community.
B. This film presented the scientific case for global warming in no uncertain terms with a PowerPoint presentation that could rake in $ 50 million!
C. James CAMERON’S 3-D epic broke the $ 1 billion barrier in just two weeks!
D. This film for children, one of the most important ever made, shows the archetypal conflict between man’s hunger for resources and the fragile rain forest environment.
E. This movie is amazing, visionary, hilarious and sad. Walt Disney paints the picture of an apocalyptic future of endless landscapes of garbage completely devoid of life (save a lovable cockroach).
F. The title means “life Out of Balance”. It portrays the manic life in a modern-day mega polis. It is almost a Buddhist meditation on our environment.
G. This film takes the audience on a disaster roller coaster, as a sudden arctic melt wreaks havoc in New York City.
H. The anti- nuclear movement in the United States was galvanized after the release of this film which eerily presaged the meltdown at 3 Mile Island just after its release.
I. An entertainer with great performances, this film, starring Julia Roberts, is about corporations polluting local water supplies.
J. This film enchantingly captures the sensation of flying with the flock, by providing an intimate bonding with the animal kingdom.
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