7 Earth Hour inspired documentaries that are a must watch!

2018-03-22 10:12

Every year on the last Saturday in March, the world celebrates Earth Hour! This year Earth hour will take place on Saturday 24th of March and lights out will be between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

Earth Hour is one of the biggest movements to protect our planet over the past 11 years. Hundreds of millions of people from over 187 countries and territories around the planet take part in WWF's Earth Hour every year, and over 3 000 landmarks’ lights are switched off. This movement prompts us to not only abstain from using electricity for an hour, but also to protect our planet every day.

This year, WWF South Africa is also calling on business and government to actively begin creating a renewable energy future for our country’s power.

Show a little love to our blue planet in preparation for Earth Hour and learn more about humans’ environmental impact on the delicate balance in ecosystems around the world by watching these incredible documentaries on Showmax:

  1. Planet Ocean

This gorgeous documentary takes you within the depths of the ocean and introduces us to the creatures that live there. Prepare to be amazed!

  1. African Safari

Appreciate the power and wonder of the African ecosystem in this stunning documentary that depicts just how special our continent is. This one made us feel incredibly proud and protective of our beautiful part of this world.

  1. Blackfish

Break out the tissue for this riveting and disturbing documentary that looks at the history of captive killer whales and why Tilikum, the largest orca in captivity, would have killed three people who came into contact with him.

  1. Enchanted Kingdom

The prism of stunning imagery of our planet is the subject of Enchanted Kingdom. This nature documentary shows the amazing creations in nature in more detail and with more beauty than ever before.

  1. Planet Earth

The extremely popular Planet Earth series lets you enter the amazing natural world in an award-winning series of nature documentaries. From unbelievable footage to never-seen-before animals, this is the one nature series you can't miss. Look out for Planet Earth, Season 2, coming to Showmax in April!

  1. Shoreline

A South African story of two oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian, meeting at one place – the South African coast, giving the shoreline two contrasting marine ecosystems, which are both biologically diverse and extremely complex. This series gives an in-depth look at the heritage of the shoreline and takes the viewer on a visual journey unlike any other.

  1. The Blue Planet

This series about our seas, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, won both Emmy and BAFTA Awards. It delves into the mysteries of the various coasts and poles as an attempt to understand the fauna of the great blue seas.

Prepare for Earth Hour by watching all these amazing documentaries as well as many other films and series on Showmax now. For these and more, check out Showmax’s wildlife and nature collection.

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