A lot of films are being made around the concept of Environment today, the various challenges and the entire idea of basically fighting the nature’s hit. These movies in specific are gaining a lot of attention as people are able to relate with such concepts more than ever now.
This is the time nature is hitting us back with pandemics, glacier melts, global warming and what not. We do not have fresh and pure air to breath, we are struggling to provide everyone with pure drinkable water, there is not enough food in all parts of the world and surprisingly, somehow, we still continue to harm the environment carelessly. That is one reason why the film industry is making content on this concept- As this concept is Relatable in today’s time. A lesser popular reason is Awareness. Films are a great way of mass communication. And we have the need to make our masse aware of the issues we could face in the coming times if this does not stop.
Let us discuss a few movies that have come in the western world that revolved around the environment. To name a few we have Before the Flood, The Day After Tomorrow, Into The Wild, Blackfish, Bird’s Eye. Earth, I am Greta.
These movies have received a lot of praise for the work. These movies revolved around the concept of environment and its challenges.
Bollywood has produced films like Kadvi Hawa, Bhopal Express and Jal, among others, that highlight various environmental issues. They have not been receiving great attention but still made the small impact they were supposed to.
Since the movies have now moved to new OTT platforms. Otherwise known as Other Than Theater Platforms, a lot of entertainment is now up and live on these platforms. So now there is hope many more people will be reached with films as people now have to spend less money and are in fact watching much more content from their homes or wherever they are. Entertainment is not limited to just theaters now. It is right in people’s pockets.
Netflix, the most popular OTT platform too has many series, shows and movies that are framed around this concept. Like Mission Blue or Stars in the sky: A hunting story.
With the world facing the challenge of global warming, deforestation, pollution or ozone layer
depletion, we, the people of the world, are trying to come up with solutions that can fight against these huge challenges in the form of either switching to renewable resources, lessoning the pollution, proper waste management or environmental education, etc. The intended take away from this blog is that there is scope for a better environment, a healthier environment and a better life in all spheres of life.
One of the ways is through movies. Let’s hope more and more movies are able to convey the clear message to the audience at large and make a strong impact towards th betterment of the society.