This year, when you sign up to switch off this Earth Hour as a business, you’ll gain exclusive access to a curated selection of films, thanks to Documentary Australia’s Environmental Accelerator – an innovative new program that aims to accelerate action for our environment through powerful stories for the planet.
Get your team together and stream the films from 13 - 26 March to learn more about our precious landscapes and wildlife, and what action is required to protect our planet.
What films are on offer?
Black Cockatoo Crisis
Western Australia’s iconic black cockatoos are in crisis and all three species in the southwest of Western Australia could become extinct in just 20 years unless something is done to protect their habitats. Black Cockatoo Crisis examines the plight of the endangered black cockatoos and what can be done to save these three species from extinction.
Cry of the Forests
Western Australia’s southwest forests are part of one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet and are recognised for their ability to capture and store carbon. Cry of the Forests takes viewers to the heart of the forests to see first-hand the beauty of these towering ecosystems and to witness the community battle to save them.
The Lake of Scars
While exploring the beautiful, mysterious scarred trees, middens and stone scatters left at one remarkable site in country Victoria, we meet the people, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, who are working against the clock to preserve and promote what they can. The Lake of Scars tells a story of allyship, environmentalism and cultural rebirth; a picture of what reconciliation between Aboriginal and European Australians might look like.
The New Joneses
What do Hollywood actor Yael Stone, sweary cooking champion Nat’s What I Reckon and screen legend Stephen Curry have to do with climate change? They’re on board The New Joneses, a digi-doco series that shows simple stuff we can do at home to be part of climate change solutions.
Set on New Year’s Eve of December 2029, a news anchor is ending the nightly bulletin with a look back at the decade ‘that could be.’ A decade that saw Australia transition to a fairer, cleaner, more community-focused economy.
The Seeds of Vandana Shiva
A classic David versus Goliath tale, the film shows how Vandana, a brilliant scientist, became Monsanto’s worst nightmare and a rock star of the international organic food movement. The Seeds of Vandana Shiva tells Vandana’s story—the people, events, and circumstances that defined her life’s purpose—and how she rose to prominence in the food justice movement to inspire an international crusade for change.
Register your business today to receive your participation pack with a link and password to start streaming!