Top 5 environmental documentaries of 2016

1. Anthropocene

Anthropocene, a short documentary produced by the ABC-TV Catalyst series, examines the characteristics and the consequences of this oncoming age.

2 Before the Flood

Named the United Nations Messenger on Climate Change in 2014, Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary ‘Before the Flood’ represents the fruits of his efforts to educate himself and others on this pressing crisis. The film takes a sweeping and all-encompassing view of the slowly building catastrophe that is global warming.

3 Great Lakes, Bad Lines

The film concerns the inevitable erosion and malfunction of Enbridge Line 5, a Canadian-owned pipeline that stretches across over 500 miles and transports 23 million gallons of oil through much of Michigan’s Great Lakes on a daily basis.

4 Chevron vs. the Amazon

The oil industry giant Chevron began operating in Ecuador’s Amazon rain forest in 1964. Over the course of thirty years, the Amazon became the victim of unregulated corporate abuse and greed.  Empire Files host Abby Martin visits the scene of the crime in Chevron vs. the Amazon, and uncovers the extent to which the criminal acts of industry have spoiled the riches of a tropical paradise.

5 The Breakthrough in Renewable Energy

The Breakthrough in Renewable Energy, a new documentary produced by the acclaimed VPRO Backlight series, takes us inside the corporate offices and production lines where this groundbreaking work is being done, and examines what it could mean for the future of energy consumption on Earth.

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