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8 Films to Watch for Earth Week

The University of Utah is celebrating their annual “Earth Week” starting on April 12th through the 16th. This includes several great events plus a “cli-fi” book discussion hosted by the library. Alongside these promotions, here are some films available for free through the library for current University of Utah students, staff, and faculty.

Film recommendations:

Age of Nature: Awakening (2020)

Our awareness of Nature is growing. As we discover its role in our modern world and realize its true value, action is being taken to protect and restore it.

Age of Nature: Understanding (2020)

A new understanding of the way Nature works is helping us find some ways of fixing it. As our understanding deepens, we realize that everything is connected, and by helping to restore Nature we all benefit, humans and animals alike.

Europe’s New Wild (2021)

Across four episodes (The Missing Lynx, Return of the Titans, The Land of Snow and Ice, Europe’s Amazon), this series reveals the spectacular resurgence of Nature across Europe’s most varied breathtaking landscapes.

Landfill Harmonic: A Symphony of the Human Spirit (2015)

This film festival favorite follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage.  When a natural disaster strikes their country, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town.

Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air (2020)

A 30-minute film that weaves historical milestones of one of the nation’s most critical health laws, the Clean Air Act, with current day stories of environmental injustice and community action.

Waking the Green Tiger (2011)

This film is the dramatic story of the rise of the first major grassroots environmental movement in China, a significant development that could reshape the country.

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg on the Power of A Movement (2018)

Although more Americans than ever are worried about climate change, less than 40 percent expect to make “major sacrifices” to tackle the problem. But according to Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenager and climate activist, drastic action is exactly what’s needed to address the problem.

Earth Day 2017 (2017)

How much damage do we do to the planet in a day? Eco Solutions is at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, London, to see how younger generations are learning about climate change.

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