A beautifully inspiring animated movie that takes place in Ancient Polynesia. When a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right and restore the heart of the Goddess.
2. Embrace of the Serpent
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
A magical must-see movie about our connection to the Earth. Avatar is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.
After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, the robot WALL-E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. He inadvertently stumbles upon the key to the planet’s future, and races back to space to report his findings to the humans.
5. Into the Wild
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.
The leaders of of an ancient hidden civilization in South America want to show mankind how to avoid destroying the planet. They travel with an aging British film-maker and four hundred kilometres of gold thread to trace invisible connections in nature.
A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.
Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.
10. Before the Flood
A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.
11. Home (2009, by Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
With amazing aerial footage from fifty-four countries, ‘Home’ is a depiction of how Earth’s problems are all interlinked.
12. How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change
A documentary about meeting with global climate change “warriors” who are committed to reversing the tide of global warming, examining the intricately woven forces that threaten the stability of the planet and the lives of its inhabitants.
13. The Story of Stuff
For most of the world, consumption has been the unquestioned duty of every individual. Garbage activist Annie Leonard created this 20-minute animated revolution that opens the door to a serious cultural dialog about the costs of consumption.
14. Earth Talks: Bringing the World Back to Life
In this Earth Talk, Lyla June Johnston shares stories, poems and experience of ceremony that looks at the microcosm of the Wounded Healer becoming Healer, and also how this might play out in the larger community of humanity. This is a call to all activists and those wanting to know more about what is a happening within the Native American communities.
:: For more Gaia-related films and documentaries, go to https://www.gaia.com/films-docs.
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