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[Ambassador report] Thematic Report: Environmental Movies

by Kushal Naharki | 09-10-2020 15:20 Comments 11 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



I have always been fond of movies.  Thousands of movies are made across the world with different issues in different genera from action, comedy, romance to family drama. With many environmental issues being raised across the world, movies related to environmental issues are also made. I often suggest those movies to my friends, family, juniors as they motivate people towards environmental protection.

Some of my favorite environmental movies:

1. Avatar

Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film directed by James Cameron. One of the highest grossing movie of all time deals with the issues of deforestation and mining. Avatar is a tale of Indigenous resistance to environmental destruction. In the film, Earth moves outward to distant planets in order to satisfy its resource hunger. In their search, Earthlings arrive on Pandora, a biologically rich planet with a diverse and complex ecosystem. In defense of their home planet, the Indigenous people of Pandora (the Na'vi) engage in combat with the earthlings over which aspect of the planet is more important: the life above or the resources below. The environmental message in Avatar is one which promotes balance and harmony between humans and nature. However, this balance is represented by the film’s essentialized Indigenous population. Thus, as a foil for Earth's technology-dependent resource-intensive society, the Na'vi are represented as a stereotypical Indigenous population; they are cast as closer to nature in their role as the "ecological Indian." By using archaic portrayals of Indigenous peoples, the film uses an "Indigenous" voice to propel its environmental message. This article visually analyzes how the film uses, produces, and perpetuates stereotypical representations of Indigenous peoples and how these representations effect and advance the film’s environmental message.

2. Wall E

WALL-E  is a 2008 computer-animated science fiction film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures, directed by Andrew Stanton. WALL-E depicts an Earth in squalor, completely covered in trash left behind by its former human inhabitants. Director Andrew Stanton may have denied the movie's environmentalist message at the time, but the film on its own arguably showcased our planet's growing problems with pollution and waste.

3. 2.0

2.0 is a Bollywood movie which is sequel to 2010 movie "Robot" directed by Shankar and acted by RajniKant and Akshya Kumar. This movie deals with how mobile technology has affected the life of birds. It shows the fight between nature and technology. The radiations released by the mobile towers are affecting the life of birth and their reproduction. Bird are so important part of our ecosystem. They feed on the insects and pests which we destroy all the foods of  world if not controlled. As ecosystem balances all these by its own food chain but due to the advancement and over use of technology the birds are being heavily affected causing the fight between nature and technology for the survival.

4. The Day After Tomorrow

The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 science fiction disaster film co-written, directed, and produced by Roland Emmerich. The Day After Tomorrow is loosely based on the theory of “abrupt climate change.” The plot of the movie is that, as a result of global warming, ocean currents that circulate water around the world shut down, heating up the tropics and cooling the North Atlantic.

During my Virtual Eco Workshop on "Connect to Climate", I also recommended few movies which showed the effects of climate change. The movies I recommended during the program are listed below . All this movies conveyed a message about our future might look like due to effects of climate change.

·         INTERSTELLAR

·         CHASING CORAL

·         SNOWPIERCER

·         AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

·         AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER


Screenshot of the virtual workshop

11 Comments

Sharmila Pandey

  • Sharmila Pandey says :
    Thank you for this wonderful report .
    Posted 19-10-2020 19:12

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Thank You for your wonderful report on Environmental movies
    Posted 17-10-2020 21:33

SJ Mentor

  • SJ Mentor says :
    Hello kushal!
    It's your SJ mentor.

    Thank you for sharing your thematic report.
    As the young generation are outstanding in terms of connectivity, empathic ability I think by having access to media such as environmental movies, documentaries can inspire environmental awareness.
    By watching movies, we can realize environmental problem is ongoing and not far from our lives.
    I've watched most of movies you recommended and I??m with your recommendation.
    Hope things are fine with you.
    I appreciate your devotion to Eco Generation.

    Sincerely,
    SJ mentor.
    Posted 15-10-2020 09:40

Dolma Diki Sherpa

  • Dolma Diki Sherpa says :
    Hello kushal Dai

    Thank you for sharing this informative report on environmental movies. I will definitely watch this recommended movie.

    Keep writing keep sharing
    We are looking forward to know more from you.

    Regards
    Dolma
    Posted 14-10-2020 21:32

Mun WooJooMentor

  • Mun WooJooMentor says :
    Hello Kushal,
    this is your mentor WooJoo.

    Thank you for your movie recommendations!
    I am surprised that you have watched so many environmental movies.
    I've only watched Avatar and Interstellar, so now I've got a lot of movies to watch :)
    I think one of the analogies of these movies is that they emphasize the balance between human and nature especially.
    They expose human's egoism, ignorance and corruption that destroy their own home.
    A discussion of the relationship between the advance of technology and the environment has always been taking place for years.
    Maintaining a balance between something is always difficult, but it is true that we should sacrifice some parts of our lives for protecting the Earth if we have to, not the opposite way around.
    I would like to say thank you for including our movie recommendation theme in your workshop too.

    Keep writing.

    Best wishes,
    WooJoo
    Posted 11-10-2020 20:30

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings Kushal dai
    I hope you are doing well
    Nice dai, time to watch them
    Thank you so much for this report
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 11-10-2020 11:16

Puja Khadka

  • Puja Khadka says :
    Hello Kushal brother,
    I hope you are all good.
    Firstly thank you for sharing such an informative report.
    I have watched some of the movies.
    Keep sharing more and more.
    With Regards,
    Puja khadka
    Posted 10-10-2020 15:05

Bidhata Pathak

  • Bidhata Pathak says :
    Have watched these all!
    Anyways, thanks for sharin' !!!!!!!!
    Posted 10-10-2020 10:50

Kaushal  Niraula

  • Kaushal Niraula says :
    Great report
    Hoping for more reports like this in coming days
    Green cheers
    Regards Nepal
    Posted 10-10-2020 01:56

Shobha Pokhrel

  • Shobha Pokhrel says :
    Hello Kushal dai
    Thank you so much for this wonderful report about environmental movies .
    i will definetely watch this all

    Keep Sharing

    Warm Regards ,

    Shobha
    Posted 09-10-2020 22:24

Sagar  Koirala

  • Sagar Koirala says :
    Hello Kushal,
    Green Cheers from Nepal

    Thank You for your wonderful report on Environmental movies. Except Chasing Coral, I have watched all the movies . All these movies depict environmental issues to a great extent. Keep Writing.

    Regards,
    Sagar Koirala
    Posted 09-10-2020 16:57

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