10 Inspiring and Life Changing Films

A film has the potential to evoke powerful emotions in the viewer. It is one of the best ways to capture the realities and the injustices of our world. In our modern times it has become a platform used for change. All of the films in this article have inspired masses of people to change there own world and how they treat other people and animals. We hope you enjoy these ground breaking films!


Earthlings is one of those films that bring you to the end in a roller coaster of emotions. At which point when the credits are rolling your world view may have been vastly demolished. A lot of the film deals with our dependence on animals for human survival and the day to day cruelty that they endure because of this. It is a necessary film. Watch Eartlings here


This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future. Watch Disruption here

Chasing Ice

In Chasing Ice we see undeniable evidence of a changing planet. Acclaimed photographer James Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. Watch Chasing Ice here


Diving right into one of the most important resources on our planet. This is a fascinating look into another world. Sometimes eye opening and other times humorous this film about the humble soil we grow everything from is being slowly and quietly destroyed. Which is big news for humanity! Watch Dirt here

How the World Runs on Looting the Congo

Every drone flown by the U.S. military has inside a piece of the Democratic Republic of the Congo--a valuable mineral, of which the DRC has trillions of dollars worth buried underground. For five centuries, the continent of Africa has been ravaged by the world's Empires for its vast untapped treasure. Today, the U.S. Empire is increasing it's military role through their massive command network, AFRICOM, carrying out several missions a day. Watch How the World Runs on Looting the Congo here

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

A business entrepreneur from Australia embarks on turning his health around by juicing and eating a clean, whole foods diet. Documenting the ups and downs of his journey it turns into a compelling show of what really can happen to a persons health by changing their diet and exercise. The results are miraculous and shows almost two different people at the start and end of the film. A must watch for anyone interested in the power of food and lifestyle to transform body, mind and spirit. Watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead here

Food Inc

Where does your food come from? How has it been processed? Who regulates and controls the supply? And who profits the most? These are questions with unsettling answers. If you want to know what you put in your body everyday, watch Food Inc. Watch Food Inc here


A beautiful and breathtaking journey highlighting the wonder and awe this planet holds. A must see for anyone who loves the beauty of nature! Watch Home here


If you are into diving deep into a mind expanding film look no further than Kymatica! This one is all about who we are from a metaphysical and philosophical slant. Explaining the problems of humanity from a much larger scale in a very simple yet enjoyable way. Watch Kymatica here

Touching the void

A remarkable portrayal of two climbers who's greatest passion was to climb the world. But climbing the world brings with it a lot of danger as well as adventure. A very inspiring documentary/film. Watch Touching the Void here

This is a list of films we think can change the way you see the world around you. Provoking thoughtful discussion and strong emotion it is likely to transform your ideas about the world and maybe even help to show you a path that is gentler for the earth we live on. If you feel your inner film maker bubbling to the surface then have a look at our Youtube page, Flickr account and workcamps website for some great inspiration! Enjoy!

This list was compiled by our EVS volunteer Shane Carolan that supports our Climate for Peace Programme.


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