Environmental Documentaries

Take a walk on the wild side with these Environmental Documentaries that explore the natural world in all its fragile wonder and hostile awe, as well as our impact upon it – for better or for worse. From the oceans to the mountains and back again, from the hidden folk of Iceland to the honeybees of Macedonia, these stories reveal a different aspect of humanity’s complex and often contentious relationship with the only home we’ve got.

Aquarela

Aquarela

“Victor Kossakovsky’s bombastic documentary captures the raw power of water … an experience of shock and awe, as well as wonder.” – Screen Daily

The Biggest Little Farm

The Biggest Little Farm

The Biggest Little Farm feels like fresh air for the soul … an inspirational story of one couple who made an impact by entirely rethinking their ecological footprint.” – Variety

Honeyland

Honeyland

A multiple award winner at Sundance, Honeyland is a visually sumptuous look at the endangered tradition of Macedonian wild beekeeping, the tenacious woman keeping it alive and the powerful environmental message her efforts have for us all.

Sea of Shadows

Sea of Shadows

A Sundance Audience Award winner, Sea of Shadows is a riveting eco-thriller documenting the fight to save the world’s most endangered whale from a high-stakes black market involving Mexican cartels and the Chinese mafia.

The Seer and the Unseen

The Seer and the Unseen

The future of the planet is at stake, and one woman won’t give up without a fight – for both Iceland’s volcanic plains, and for the country’s elves.

Watson

Watson

For 50 years, Sea Shepherd co-founder Captain Paul Watson has been fighting to save the world’s oceans, and producer-turned-director Lesley Chilcott (It Might Get Loud, MIFF 2008; An Inconvenient Truth, MIFF 2006) documents with the same passion as her subject.