Eco-Documentaries That Will Put You in a Good Mood

Looking for a new feel-good film? Check out an uplifting and heartwarming eco-documentary — here’s what new:

Kiss the Ground

This full-length documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson features a star-studded cast to showcase the benefits of regenerative agriculture and its potential to heal and preserve our planet. It argues that soil and its ability to store carbon is the missing piece of the climate change puzzle. Watch it on Netflix or see the preview here.

My Octopus Teacher

South African filmmaker Craig Foster meets an octopus while freediving in a kelp forest off the coast of Cape Town. Intrigued, he returns to observe her and documents her life — gaining insight into her behavior, life cycle and the ecosystem of the kelp forest in the process — and over time, they form an unusual bond. Watch it on Netflix or see the preview here.

The Year Earth Changed

Narrated by David Attenborough, this one-hour special showcases how the pandemic-induced global lockdown in 2020 gave people the chance to relate to the natural world in new ways, and how even small changes in human behavior can have big impacts on the health of our environment. Watch it on Apple TV+ or see the preview here.