Throw an Eco-Film Fest (in Your Living Room)

Apr 4, 2020 | Resources

(Chapter 66 in my book features this list — as well as recipes for Crunchy Caramel Corn Popcorn and Forrest’s Too-Spicy-for-Mom Popcorn — find them below!)

 

For young kids . . .

Nature documentaries:

  • Bears
  • Born to Be Wild
  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
  • Earth (Disney’s)
  • Knut & Friends
  • The Man Who Planted Trees
  • March of the Penguins
  • Winged Migration

Fictional and fictionalized stories:

  • Avatar
  • Dolphin Tale
  • The Lorax
  • Wall-E
  • Fly Away Home
  • FernGully


For older kids . . .

Political documentaries:

  • A Fierce Green Fire
  • Food, Inc.
  • The Great Invisible
  • In Defense of Food
  • Biggest Little Farm
  • Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
  • Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
  • Virunga
  • We the People 2.0
  • Who Killed the Electric Car?

Climate documentaries:

  • Before the Flood
  • Chasing Ice
  • Chasing Coral
  • Gasland
  • How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • No Impact Man
  • This Changes Everything
  • Years of Living Dangerously (TV series)
  •  Woman at War (Not Rated film about eco-sabotage — I’d call it PG-13)


*** Crunchy Caramel Corn***

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, divided in half
  • 1⁄3 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1⁄4 cup maple syrup (or honey or agave nectar)
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

In a large pot with a lid, heat half the coconut oil until it melts, then
add the popcorn kernels. Cover, and cook on high until the popcorn is
popped. In a saucepan, combine the remaining coconut oil, maple syrup,
and salt. Boil 2 minutes, remove from heat, and stir in vanilla. Drizzle
over popcorn and toss to coat popcorn evenly. For an extra-crunchy treat,
spread caramel popcorn evenly onto two cookie sheets. Bake on 250oF for
one hour. Enjoy!

*** Forrest’s Too-Spicy-for-Mom Popcorn ***

Cook the popcorn in the same way as the recipe above. Then make the
coating:

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg’s Amino Acids or tamari sauce
  • 2 tablespoon brewer’s yeast
  • Cayenne pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Pour over popcorn and toss around. Use
as much cayenne as you can handle. Wash hands (before rubbing eyes).
Warn Mom before she eats any. Enjoy!

 

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