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Green Media Studies

Eco-Cinema

Eco-cinema or, more generally, fiction and non-fiction films with environmental or ecological themes and rhetoric are among the most well-studied Green Media phenomena. Therefore, we are only listing a few important categories with a few relevant film examples per genre below.

Documentary
  • The Plow That Broke the Plains Pare Lorentz, 1936
  • The River Pare Lorentz, 1938
  • Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks – Part 1: Rust Wang Bing, 2002
  • King Corn Aaron Woolf, 2007
  • Flow: For Love of Water Irena Salina, 2008
  • Crude Joe Berlinger, 2009
  • Salla: Selling the Silence Markku Tuurna, 2010
  • Waste Land Lucy Walker, João Jardim, Karen Harley, 2010
  • 2012: Time for Change Joao G. Amorim, 2010
  • Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? Taggart Siegel, 2010
  • Last Call at the Oasis Jessica Yu, 2011
  • The Island President Jon Shenk, 2011
  • Virunga Orlando Von Einsiedel, 2014
  • Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn, 2014

Blockbusters

  • Quantum of Solace Marc Forster, 2008
  • Avatar James Cameron, 2009

Critical Dystopias

  • The China Syndrome James Bridges, 1979
  • Snowpiercer Bong Joon-ho, 2013
Comedy
  • Water Dick Clement, 1985
  • No Impact Man Coline Beavan, 2009