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Celebrate Earth Day with five environmental documentaries

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April 22nd is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate Earth Day than to raise your own awareness of environmental issues with some award-winning documentaries. Here are five of my favorite picks that will bring you to a greater understanding of the serious issues facing our world:

The 11th Hour

Narrated by Academy Award nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio, The 11th Hour takes a look at the current state of the environment and gives practical solutions to the Earth's most troubling environmental issues.

An Inconvenient Truth

As a long-time environmental advocate, former vice-President Al Gore brings to the forefront the facts about global warming and climate change. Charming and funny, Gore removes politics from his presentation and encourages Americans to act before its too late.

Who Killed the Electric Car?

Featuring famous faces like Tom Hanks and narrated by award winning actor Martin Sheen, Who Killed the Electric Car? documents the rise and fall of the electric powered vehicle and those behind its fleeting popularity. A "must see" for anyone who's tired of paying $5/gallon for gas.

Arctic Tale

Narrated by rapper/actress Queen Latifah, this film puts a different spin on global warming. The documentary revolves around two narratives - a mother walrus and her calf and a polar bear and her cubs. Their stories are used to demonstrate the very real effect that climate change has on animals.

Trouble the Water

One of the few documentaries made by an average American, Trouble the Water is a story filmed by an aspiring rapper, Kimberly Roberts, who turned on her new video camera as Hurricane Katrina was gaining steam. Her footage captures the struggles she and her 9th Ward neighbors faced before, during, and after the hurricane.

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