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Something for the Weekend

Something for the Weekend

We’ve got that Friday feeling here at The Planet Shine HQ and we decided to check out two new feature length documentaries which are soon to be released.

Our first recommendation, “2040” is definitely one that you can watch with the whole family, and the second, “Earth” is a new take all together on the climate emergency.


Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Damon Gameau, “2040” takes a look into the future and how healthy, sustainable and plentiful the planet could be if we embrace a few simple solutions now.

We encounter some of the best and most influential individuals in the fields of climate, economics, technology, civil society, agriculture and sustainability, including Paul Hawken, Dr Kate Raworth and Professor Genevieve Bell. “2040” is an optimistic and refreshing watch. Released initially in Australia on the 23rd May.


The most decisive geological factor of our time’

For something a bit more thought provoking, check out the trailer for forthcoming feature length eco-documentary, “Earth”.

Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans – with shovels, excavators or dynamite. Award winning director, Nikolaus Geyrhalter focuses on the damage caused by ‘the most decisive geological factor of our time’ – large-scale mining.

Nature is calling…

And whilst you’re waiting on new releases from the world of film, take yourself off into nature and walk, run, sit – whatever your energy levels will allow – and immerse yourself in the great outdoors because nothing recharges the batteries better.

Nature is a big part of my weekend. Whenever possible, I take Friday and Monday off and spend four days outdoors. We should remind ourselves that there was something here before us, a force more powerful than us.

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Food for Thought

And finally, once you’ve burnt off any excess energy or meditated into a state of mindful bliss, treat yourself to some delicious vegan food.

This weekend, we recommend One Planet Pizza, the Beyond Meat Burger and Quorn Fishless Fingers.

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