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Earth Day: 9 Films That Will Change the Way You Think About the World

This Earth Day consider adding a few of these these mainstream and indie documentaries to your must-see list.

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Unlike most of the films on this list, Dirty Energy is a resolutely indie affair that wouldn't have happened were it not for the galvanized activism of Hopkins and the Facebook donations that kept his film alive. The fact that he didn't find the alternative energy happy ending he had originally envisioned illustrates just how far off the deep end we have gone in the name of the status quo. As such,  Dirty Energy is a localized dystopia lost in a sea of macro-environmental messaging. Here's hoping its personal message gets heard, and seen.

 

Scott Thill runs the online mag Morphizm.com. His writing has appeared on Salon, XLR8R, All Music Guide, Wired and others.