Earth Day is approaching! If you're looking to get your green fix via video to prep for the event on 4/22, check out these eco-friendly films from Cinetic Rights Management. They'll become available over the next several days, and can be found on an assortment of download and streaming platforms. It's a great way to catch these docs wherever and whenever is most convenient for you!
"Cinetic wanted to celebrate Earth Day and green initiatives around the globe with a select group of titles on various platforms,” says CRM’s Matt Dentler in a statement. “We're excited to make these films available in one of the most environmentally-friendly ways possible: online."
Here's what's playing:
THE GREEN CHAIN – ONLINE PREMIERE
The battle between loggers and environmentalists is defining, dividing and destroying communities in Canada and around the world. The Green Chain is a film about the conflicts between people on both sides of the battle who love trees -- and are willing to risk anything to protect their personal visions of the forest. (will be available on Dailymotion, Hulu and YouTube)
GREASY RIDER – ONLINE PREMIERE
Picture a cross-country road trip powered by vegetable oil in a 1981 Mercedes-Benz. Greasy Rider follows the two filmmakers, Joey Carey and JJ Beck, as they meet with fellow Greasecar drivers. Features Morgan Freeman, Noam Chomsky, and Yoko Ono. (will be available on Hulu and SnagFilms)
THE UNFORESEEN – ONLINE PREMIERE
The American dream of owning a house with a white picket fence goes head-to-head with environmental sustainability in this urgent documentary. When an ambitious real estate developer sets out to transform thousands of acres of pristine hill country around Austin, Texas into a suburban development, the community fights back. In the conflict that ensues, we see in miniature the struggle between development and preservation that today plays out in cities and towns across the country. The Unforeseen is a grand meditation on the destruction of the natural world in pursuit of an often fleeting dream. Produced by Robert Redford. (will be available on iTunes, and Amazon VOD)
BLIND SPOT – ONLINE PREMIERE
Blind Spot is a documentary film that illustrates the current oil and energy crisis that our world is facing. We have put ourselves at a crossroads, which offer two paths with dire consequences: if we continue to burn fossil fuels, we will choke the life out of the planet and, if we don’t, our way of life will collapse. (will be available on SnagFilms, Dailymotion and Joost)
GARBAGE! THE REVOLUTION STARTS AT HOME – ONLINE PREMIERE
A feature documentary about how the family household has become one of the most ferocious environmental predators of our time. Concerned for the future of his new baby boy Sebastian, writer and director Andrew Nisker takes an average urban family, the McDonalds, and asks them to keep every scrap of garbage that they create for three months. He then takes them on a journey to find out where it all goes and what it's doing to the world. (will be available on Amazon VOD).