World Earth Day is observed across countries on 22nd April, marking the anniversary of the birth of modern environmental movement of 1970. Bringing together millions of people from all around the world, speaking various languages, World Earth Day celebrates our shared home thereby being the planet’s biggest civic event. It unites individuals to ensure the world is safer, better, and cleaner for one and all. With this year’s theme being ‘Restore Our Earth’, the focus is on natural processes, sustainability, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking.
On World’s 51st Earth Day, feel one step closer to wildlife and nature by streaming these engrossing documentaries on discovery+:
Premiering on 22nd April 2021, watch Endangered that marks Ellen DeGeneres’s debut in narrating a documentary. It thoroughly captures the efforts of committed Wildlife conversationalists across the globe as they work to arrange the most recent adaptation of ‘The Red List’ that includes the most comprehensive state of the world’s wildlife that has ever been created.
Produced by filmmakers Amoghavarsha JS and Kalyan Varma in collaboration with Karnataka Forest Department, Wild Karnataka documents the varied species and habitats across the Indian state of Karnataka, shedding light on the rich biodiversity of the state which is unknown to many. Leading stars have lent their voices to narrate it in different languages. While Sir David Attenborough narrated it in English, Rajkumar Rao lent his voice in Hindi, Prakash Raj in Telugu and Tamil, and Rishab Shetty in Kannada. Tune into discovery+ to immerse yourself into the rich national history of the state.
The Blue Planet
The Blue Planet’s phenomenal and consistent narrator Attenborough takes audiences through the inhabitants of the deep, with animals from dolphins and sardines to blue whales getting a turn at being in the limelight. Even though BBC Natural History Unit had a long filmography preceding the 21st century, it was with The Blue Planet that it moved towards another degree of exploration of the natural world. If you are in the mood to scout into the world underwater, this is your best bet!
The Story of Plastics
This captivating documentary majorly focusses on the timeline of the plastic pollution crisis. Exposing the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and false solution of plastic recycling, the documentary highlights the excessive environmental damage that it causes along with the human rights abuse that occurs throughout its production. This life-changing documentary shines light upon one of the most pressing environmental issue, making it a must watch on World Earth Day.
This documentary is a forecast into the imaginary future of India if we continue on our current path and remain ignorant. It gives us glimpses into what damage climatic changes can bring upon us if we do not take responsible steps towards safeguarding our environment. It unravels the potential danger of uncontrolled environmental degradation and serves as a much-needed wakeup call. This World Earth Day, India 2050 will urge you to take your first step towards being a responsible citizen.