There are few voices in nature documentaries as iconic as Sir David Attenborough. On this sequel to the 2001 BBC sequence Blue Planet, he guides us by way of seven episodes that take a look at 5 distinctive ocean habitats, from coasts to coral reefs. The cinematography is completely beautiful and the mysteries of the ocean that the sequence exhibits us are nothing in need of revelatory. There’s so little we learn about 70% of our planet, and but, because the episode on local weather change and the ocean exhibits us, we’re nonetheless jeopardizing the way forward for the great creatures that reside there. Watch on Amazon Prime.
CHASING ICE (2012)
Few movies have accomplished as a lot as a lot as Chasing Ice to publicize the looming catastrophe of local weather change. Directed by Jeff Orlowski, who additionally directed 2017’s Chasing Coral, the movie follows environmentalist James Balog as he travels to Greenland, Iceland and Alaska to gather information and time-lapse images for his initiative, the Excessive Ice Survey. The movie’s crowning second is the deeply disturbing footage of an ice floe the scale of Manhattan calving from Greenland’s Ilulissat glacier. Watch on Netflix.
PLANET EARTH (2006)
Planet Earth needs to be some of the iconic nature sequence ever made. Watching the BBC sequence at a time when local weather change was simply percolating into mainstream consciousness was one thing else. Utilizing cutting-edge digital camera know-how and filming strategies, it brings us near a plethora of the planet’s environments, from seasonal forests to caves, and their distinctive biodiversity. My favorite episode is the one on mountains, which features a gorgeously filmed snow leopard hunt within the Karakoram. Watch on Amazon Prime.
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2007)
German auteur Werner Herzog takes us to deepest Antarctica and to McMurdo Station and past. The top of the world is occupied by eccentric folks and scientists and Herzog’s moody, atmospheric narrative forces his topics and us to contemplate how man too is part of, and is formed by, his setting. Human makes an attempt to make sense of the world, are, to Herzog, an undefinable holy insanity, very similar to a penguin that leaves its herd and walks off into the Antarctic inside, to sure loss of life. Accessible on DVD.
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