Sustainability Goes to the Movies

China Syndrome, eco-action film, 70s style

Happy Santa Barbara Independent Film Fest Season!

As Santa Barbara rolls out the red carpet for the best in independent film, we thought we’d share with you some of our favorite films about environmental sustainability, a deeply held value of the Alma del Pueblo team.

So for those nights when you didn’t get into that sold-out film or party at the Festival, sit back, relax and learn with these enlightening movies!

The film that started it all for so many food activists. This documentary focuses on corporate and sustainable farming and shows the importance of treating both employees and animals correctly.

Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without the landmark film on Al Gore’s mission to prove the existence of human-caused climate change.

Something for the kids, but for the grown-ups, too. The story follows a robot named WALL-E, who is designed to clean up a waste-covered Earth far in the future. It addresses the immense impact humans have on the Earth.

Dubbed the “original Inconvenient Truth” by some, China Syndrome eerily presaged the meltdown at 3 Mile Island just 12 days after the release of the film, galvanizing the anti-nuclear movement in the United States.

What are some of your favorite eco-themed films?

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