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How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change

How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change is a movie starring Lester Brown, Ella Chou, and Tim DeChristopher. Documentarian Josh Fox ("Gasland") travels the globe to meet with global climate change...

Other Titles
How to Let Go of the World: and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change
Running Time
2 hours 7 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Josh Fox
Writer
Josh Fox
Actors
Ella Chou, Lester Brown, Tim DeChristopher, Wu Di
Country
USA
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Documentarian Josh Fox ("Gasland") travels the globe to meet with global climate change "warriors" who are committed to reversing the tide of global warming. Funny and tragic, inspiring and enlightening, the film examines the intricately woven forces that threaten the stability of the planet and the lives of its inhabitants.

Comments about documentary «How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change» (20)

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Bruce F.

A very long documentary about one man's journey to find the life he's always wanted. It's a love story but it's not one of those "ideal love story" that it's like, that we all want to see in our lives. This is a man who was very emotionally broken but didn't know why. He didn't know that he wanted to commit suicide. The film explores his journey and what changed his life. At the end of the movie I couldn't help but be surprised that he felt better. His story is so heartwarming. He tells the stories of other people who have found a purpose in their lives and he thinks they are inspiring. This is a film I'm really glad I watched because it gave me a lot to think about. I hope everyone can find some meaning in their lives and I'm very grateful to find that in this documentary. I gave it a 7 because it's not a perfect movie but it's very good.

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Louis G.

I am a very big fan of climate change. I love the fact that there is no perfect solution to this problem. We must all take responsibility for our actions and try to work for a world that is not only chaotic, but also beautiful and healthy. I was very surprised to see that this documentary took on the issue of global warming. I think this is a great step in getting more people to think about global warming. The cinematography and the scenes of climate change should be applauded as well. It is a good thing that this film takes on a subject that is so much accepted. We are all going to be affected by climate change in some way. Hopefully we will be able to move away from such a problem in our lifetime. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone.

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Scott Greene

What's the point of having a "corporate" documentary on climate change? It's not about climate change, it's about corporate influence on public opinion, not what's actually happening. I can't see any corporate involvement in global warming or what we are doing to the environment, so this is all wrong. Perhaps you are a scientist or something. What do you think? There are a lot of interesting things that are not mentioned in the documentary. Like how a big corporation can have so much power over the government, and how an environmentalist, who used to care about saving the planet, now just wants to use the money to make a profit. The documentary also shows us what a lot of celebrities think about the issue. Like everyone who uses the word "I'm concerned", or what happens when you have a documentary on Leonardo DiCaprio. I can't believe they even got him for this. I hope you get a chance to see it. For me, it was a waste of my time.

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Bobby

I am a long-time weather enthusiast, and I have a bit of an obsession with the notion of climate change, so it was with some trepidation that I decided to watch this documentary. The director uses the camera to narrate his journey into the heart of the climate change situation, and I believe that it does a pretty good job of it. It is a very personal story, and I'm not sure that most people would be able to relate to it in the same way. However, I certainly can. The director is a mountain climber, and he is talking about his journey to get from one camp to the next and back. I was able to see more than one view of the same view from different camps in the same area, and I think that it is an interesting perspective of the phenomenon. It is a lot like climbing, but I think that if you are interested in the phenomenon, it might be more fascinating than climbing, and you may be able to enjoy it more. I think that this documentary is worth seeing. It is a great insight into a subject that is relatively easy to understand. In the documentary, the director speaks about the extremes of weather, and how you can see them coming. This gives you the perspective that you are right there, and you might be able to get some very meaningful insight into the weather phenomena. I am glad that the director put his personal story on the screen. He does it with great style, and the viewer will get to see his emotions, his frustrations, his hopes, and so on. You are able to see the human mind in a very difficult situation, and you might feel a sense of empathy. The director has not changed the weather, he just changed the way people can relate to it.

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Gregory

This is a very interesting film that seems to be more relevant than ever as we have an ongoing discussion on the cost of fossil fuels. What started in the early 1970's with articles about the cost of fossil fuels now seems like a political necessity. On one hand we have a Trump presidency, on the other we have an Obama presidency. This film helps in my opinion in helping to answer the question as to whether or not we should be doing anything about the cost of the fossil fuel industry. It's a shame that it took so long to put this film together as it is something that I think people should take seriously. I recommend this film for people to see. It's a very interesting film and certainly one that will keep you thinking. There is some more background information about the issue of the climate change in the documentary. This is a very good film that is worth seeing.

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Margaret L.

It's interesting how few people see the planet as a human situation. I read the top three people in the U.S.A. having received Nobel prizes - this is a USA. It's interesting how much the world doesn't care for the poor. Even the World Bank admits that there are 10 million people in the world who cannot feed themselves or their families. It's interesting how there are two cultures - rich and poor - but they are very close. The more the rich man makes, the more the poor man makes. This is a very strange type of thinking and I think that in the future, when the poor will see the same level of wealth that the rich man has, I think they'll be shocked and ask themselves if they should let the rich man keep his money or not. Then the poor man will get his opportunity and won't feel a need to give the money away. But the rich man will get a new opportunity to gain more money from the poor - they will be able to buy the only two TV sets in the world, but they will have a chance to get the entire area to be a beautiful one. The rich man will be able to get more money. But the poor man will lose the chance to be part of the planet. It's sad that the wealthy have the chance to buy the one TV set, but the poor man will be trapped in the Sahara. We live in a world where there is a lot of competition, but I don't think that the rich and the poor will ever give up their competition. I think that it's necessary to keep an open mind to understand the situation. And the rich can continue to be rich, but the poor will never get their chance. And the poor people won't even be able to know the wealthy people in the world, they'll be so far away that they won't be able to know them. It's really sad.

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Ethan

This is one of the better, more intelligent, and far more entertaining documentaries I've seen in a long time. The characters have some genuine depth, and the lack of either technical or political oversight gives the viewer a clear sense of what is going on and what is being asked of them. This film was well worth my time, even if I couldn't get all of the stories straight.

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Alexander

It is true that almost all of us have our family values. In fact, it seems to be part of who we are. In the absence of family values, we seek a reason for being. But it is not the reason that counts, it is the feeling of being able to let go, of having someone to look to, and just letting go. This film tells the story of a family. A father who is dead, the mother who does not understand what her son is doing. The father does not want her to leave. But the mother does not want to leave. The film shows her struggle to let go, to allow her son to leave. The mother and father are the object of the story. The son has done this because he wants to, because he knows that he is in love with his mother. But this love is not a love that he needs to maintain, and it is not a love that he needs to hold onto. The son's wish is to leave his mother. But as the story progresses, we see the bond between the father and son grow. We see the mother become more and more understanding. But what about the son, is he going to leave? Will he leave the family that he has known and loved? Will he be able to let go? And will the mother be able to let go, too? This film is beautifully done, as are all of the films of the director. I think that we need to talk about the movies that do not need to be perfect.

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Douglas B.

For those who are not aware, "It's Your World: What the Climate Can't Change" is a documentary film that was released in 2008. A woman (who is now a successful environmental activist) decides to go to Antarctica in order to find out how the climate there is changing and why. I liked this film because it was short, simple, and didn't really delve into the politics of climate change, so that I didn't have to. What I did want to know was how the environment was changing and how to let go of the world we live in. And although the documentary is very short, it actually really gets you to think about the world we live in. Even though it is only 85 minutes long, it was a good piece of work that I recommend you to watch.

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Nathan T.

The purpose of this movie is to show how people can cope and find balance in their lives. I found this movie to be very informative and the actors portrayed their characters very well. The weather events shown in the movie are not the only reasons for personal change. We all need to change, but we can't just sit on the sidelines. So many of us are not ready to change. We need to show up and be ready to take action. What's important to me is that this movie showed that people are the ones who have to be on top of this climate change. It is the economy, it is the choices we make and the actions we take that will lead to an improvement. This movie was very well put together and very informative. If you want to understand this problem, watch it and learn. I would also recommend that you watch the movie before you go to war.

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Joe Webb

An interesting look at the reality of climate change and the changes we're making as a result. Very well done, I think it could be recommended to anyone looking for a great documentary to watch. I'm also disappointed that no more people really discussed the human impact on the environment, but that doesn't mean the director didn't cover it in this film. It's a shame the movie doesn't really cover more, because I really think this could be a really good documentary.

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Dorothy E.

This documentary tells a story about the so called climate crisis, and how the world can actually start making it a positive change, or rather, in the end, instead of not being changed at all. This documentary shows a few of the things that could be done to change the climate, not only for people living in the Western world, but also for the rest of the world. It shows the different ways that this can be done, including the ways that countries like China and India can lead in making the change. The main point of this documentary is that the carbon emissions are a global problem, but the scale and scope of the problem is much smaller than many people think. The problem is about the amount of carbon emissions. How the problem can be fixed is really not the most important thing. The thing that really matters is, do we actually want to do anything about it? Are we willing to try and make changes, instead of simply talking about it? This documentary has a few different stories, but one is definitely the most important. In the end it was clear that the idea of climate change is a global problem, and if we do nothing about it, it will be a global problem for a long time to come. For the people living in the Western world, it is still not too late to change the course of history, if they will really want to do something. But for the rest of the world, maybe they will simply continue living their lives, which is not a very good thing.

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Patricia W.

I am looking for a quick and easy summary of this documentary. Is there a specific message? I think the message is: If we can't change our societies' climate, we'll just have to start each day with a fresh start. Or more likely, we'll just have to keep going forward and keep feeling happy. I am not a real climate activist, but it is good to know that people are actually starting to talk about this issue. We can start to overcome the "man on the street" mentality and start to start living a more sustainable life.

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Mark T.

I saw this in a screen reading event and I was blown away. This is a brilliant film. What I liked most about this film is that it makes you feel like you know somebody. They are not a bad person. I think people might have a hard time understanding the film because it is not about them. It is about all of us. In the film, someone said it was good that they had never known a parent, but it was not true. It was not true that there was no family in a situation like that. My father was the most important person in my life and he did not know me very well. That is how it should be, I think. There is a lot of anger, frustration, and sadness in this film, but it is not just about a child and their family. It is a movie about the environment, our family and our planet. It is all of us. What I learned from this film is that we have a responsibility to leave a lot of the fossil fuels that are our neighbors for other species to live on. We should have more respect for the Earth and more respect for our neighbors. In the end, it is not about what is good for the planet, it is about what is good for our children and what is good for our children. I think we should be doing more to protect the Earth and stop destroying it. It is hard to find a reason to love one another but in the end, we all know that we should, and that is what this film is about. I give this a seven because it is worth seeing.

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Ruth D.

A special study of the success of three English-born couples who were the first to use the vagrancy tax credit (which was extended to all income tax forms in 2001) to create "volunteer" homes for the homeless, in some cases, to turn their own spare rooms into shelters. The stories of the three couples in their own words, and the critical issues they faced are the heart of this remarkable documentary. We are also given an overview of the United Kingdom's Homelessness strategy and how the Government has worked with social service providers to better understand the problem. At the end of the film, I would like to say that there is still much work to be done to eliminate the number of homeless individuals in our country, particularly those of a minority population that is homeless and/or living on the streets. Unfortunately, I would argue that we do not have enough resources to accomplish this and I feel it would be a significant public health and safety issue to have a homeless population in this country that could potentially pose a threat to public safety. I am currently a research assistant and mentor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. I am also a freelance writer and blogger. My research interests include sociology of social systems, communication in social and interpersonal settings, and research methods. My area of research focuses on the sociology of the elderly. I am also an internationally recognized expert on age-related decline and dementia in older adults. For more of my writing, please visit my blog, "The Old Self."

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Denise Meyer

Just watched this and I was shocked at the amount of brain-farts that the climate change deniers spew out on a regular basis. The whole thing is pretty much a blast, but even I must admit that I would be a lot more interested in seeing how these people actually lived than in their bogus arguments. Unfortunately, the best way to watch this is just to watch the DVD with subtitles, so I can't say that I particularly appreciated the subtitling in that respect. All in all, a fun and informative documentary that should not be missed by anyone who really wants to learn more about the debate.

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Kathleen O.

As the story of this movie unfolds, I can't help but feel that it is the coldness and indifference of the environment that has trapped us. It's not the climate that is the problem. It's the fact that the great majority of us in this world are all but oblivious to it. In the movie, Michael Wallis is interviewed and asked whether he thinks it is possible for us to change. He replies "No. It's as if I asked the other man on the bus whether he thinks it's possible to build a bridge. The other man would say no, because he hasn't done it." He then went on to say "If we didn't know it was going to rain in the middle of the night, we wouldn't have been driving at all." The problem, he says, is that we are still sitting in cars that aren't designed for rain. If the city of Chicago hadn't just put in a sewer system, the city would be flooded. For all its apparent flaws, the movie's message is one of action. It makes you feel that we have to act. So let's do something about it.

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Mary Vargas

Climate change is just the latest in a long list of challenges facing humanity and the world. While the human race as a whole seems to be moving toward sustainability, for the most part, the world is moving in the opposite direction. Governments and companies are making billions off our behalf while we are all forced to pay more and more for everything we need. Even the ideas of environmentalism and sustainability are just a small part of what we as a society owe to our planet. This documentary is a must-see for those that are interested in the human condition and the planet that sustains us all. From protests of the Keystone XL Pipeline to the Bush administration's attempt to destroy the scientific consensus on global warming, to the threat of global warming to our oceans, to the importance of stopping it, this film brings to light the challenges we face on a daily basis and shows us that we can do something about it. We can stop seeing ourselves as a species of god-like beings and we can begin to see the humans that we have become and the role we play in keeping the world livable.

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Heather S.

Paint by Numbers and The Greatest Showman are two of the most entertaining films of the year. From the interviews with the director and actors, to the iconic poster for Paint by Numbers, this documentary is a fascinating look at how a seemingly mundane subject like climate change can transform our lives, especially for a director like Zemeckis. While a few viewers might find the movie slow or even dull, others may find it captivating and enthralling. The only issue is that this documentary is never really about climate change per se. It's more about the end of the world. This is a particularly relevant topic for me because I have two young kids, and when their first birthday arrives, my wife and I will be living in an apartment with no electricity, no water, no running water, and no phone. If climate change is such a serious issue for us, why would I want to bring them into this mess? For that matter, why would anyone want to bring a generation of kids into a world that has already gone through the greatest test of their lives? Zemeckis, of course, does not feel the need to say that climate change is a problem. The point of the documentary is to show us what life will be like for people living in that world if that changes, and Zemeckis is never really interested in saying that. Instead, the filmmaker wants us to feel bad for the people of the world because, as he says, we have lost our way.

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Brenda H.

This documentary was an eye-opener. It showed us what we are doing, or are supposed to be doing, on our planet. How we are screwing up the climate for our kids, for our children and for future generations. We are so focused on oil and gas production that we forget to think of the cost of the food, energy, water, etc. we are producing. We are spending way too much money and waste of time, money and energy. We have to change that. This movie is about a person's journey to let go of what he is doing and start taking some action to change the world.