Your ‘Green’ Watch List

by Dara Klatt

These selections from the Environmental Film Festival will make you want to save the planet.

The largest environmental film festival in the world was originally scheduled to return to the area this month, with more than 100 films  screened at 25 different locations across the Washington, d.c. area. While the events have been canceled, organizers  found a creative way to preserve it.  With a “virtual” festival starting this week, you can still get your ‘green’ fix from home via streaming at  Some of the below films are free, some at a fee.

The DC Environmental Film Festival plans to host a smaller version of the Festival in the fall, which will feature the 2020 Award winners, among others. Here are a few other films to check out:

Fantastic Fungi:  takes an immersive journey into the earth beneath our feet, and demonstrates the solutions offered to us by the fungi kingdom.

The CorDillera oF Dreams: investigates the relationship between historical memory, political trauma and geography in Chile.

‘Okavango: river oF Dreams’:  is the new film by internationally-renowned nature photographers Dereck and Beverly Joubert that recently premiered at Sundance.

Jane Goodall: the hope: picks up where the renowned activist left off in a 2017 documentary titled “JANE” and explores her living legacy as it relates to chimpanzee conservation.

Dr. Jane Goodall and her grandson Merlin Van Lawick pose with students and volunteers of Roots & Shoots, a program of the Jane Goodall Institute. National Geographic’s JANE GOODALL: THE HOPE picks up where JANE (2017) left off, following Jane Goodall through three generations of advocacy work as she meets with everyone from schoolchildren in Zanzibar to Prince Harry and spreads a message of hope in a time of immense environmental change. (National Geographic/Michael Haertlein)

The Pollinators: follows the challenges of migratory beekeepers, revealing flaws in our chemically dependent agriculture system.

Rebuilding Paradise: Ron Howard’s new documentary exploring the aftermath of the 2018 California wild fires

Paradise, CA – Steve “Woody” Culleton sits in a small storage trailer on his property in Paradise, CA where he is rebuilding his home. (National Geographic/Pete Muller)

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