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18 Documentaries To Send To A Friend Who Doesn't Care About The Planet

Stream these on Earth Day, or any day.

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1. Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds

Meet the seed heroes of the world fighting to protect seeds against major corporations.

Watch the trailer here and watch the full documentary on FMTV, Amazon, Kanopy, and their website.

3. Food, Inc

Find out how America's food supply is controlled by corporations and what that means for the safety of the environment and yourself.

Watch the trailer here and watch the full documentary on Amazon, VUDU, and iTunes.

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4. Growing Cities

This doc takes a look at people taking farming into their own hands throughout the country, from window farms in the tiny apartments in NYC to community gardens in Detroit. Fair warning: you may walk away inspired to grow your own food!

Watch the trailer here and watch the full documentary on iTunes or FMTV.

5. The Island President

A deep dive into the the life of Mohamed Nasheed, president of the Maldive Islands, as he works to save his barely-above-sea-level country from global climate change.

Watch the trailer here and watch the full documentary on iTunes and Amazon.

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8. Vanishing of the Bees

Ellen Page narrates this thrilling look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee.

Watch the trailer here and the full documentary on Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, FMTV.

9. Gasland

Heard of fracking, but don't know what it is? This documentary will fill you in and then some.

Watch the trailer here and watch the documentary on Amazon, VUDU, and iTunes.

10. Plastic Paradise

Have you ever heard of the great pacific garbage patch? Brace yourself — this movie will completely change the way you look at plastic and the way we recycle.

Watch the trailer here and watch the full documentary at Amazon, VUDU, YouTube, and iTunes.

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12. The 11th Hour

Leonardo DiCaprio produced and narrates this look at the changes our generation (and those before us) have put upon the planet.

Check the trailer here and watch the full length documentary at Google Play, Amazon, iTunes and YouTube.

15. A Fierce Green Fire

This doc looks back at the past 50 years of global activism and just may spark a fire inside of you. Meryl Streep lends her voice to some of this doc, too.

Watch the trailer here and watch the full documentary on iTunes and Amazon.

17. Food Chains

See what happens when Florida farm workers launch a hunger strike at the headquarters of Publix supermarkets. Plus, it's narrated by Forest Whitaker — what could be more soothing?

Watch the trailer here and watch the full documentary at Amazon, iTunes, VUDU, Google Play, and YouTube.

18. An Inconvenient Truth

If you haven't seen this infamous 2006 movie by Al Gore, get on it. And then remember that it's eleven years after the fact...

Watch the trailer here and watch the documentary on VUDU and Amazon. (The sequel to this movie comes out in 2017!)