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Environment and Sustainability Films (Ages 5-8)

Environment and Sustainability Films (Ages 5-8)

This selection of films is geared towards younger viewers and aims to help them grasp the issues that affect our environment.

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Films in This Playlist Include
Hothouse 8 - Meltdown
A Sea Turtle Story
Deep Threat
Cosmic Zoom

  • Meltdown

    In this short animation, a polar bear must try his luck finding a job in the big city when the last of his Arctic ice environment disappears. It’s hard fitting into the human world, however, so this bear finds a more creative solution to his predicament.

    Produced as part of the 8th edition of the NFB’s Hothouse apprenticeship.

  • A Sea Turtle Story
    2012|9 min

    This animated short chronicles the life cycle of the critically endangered sea turtle. Capturing the beauty of the ecosystems that sea turtles inhabit, the film is ideal for all audiences, and for teaching young and old alike about these fascinating creatures.

  • S.P.L.A.S.H.
    1980|12 min

    This fast-paced and entertaining animated film is about water and the demands placed on our waterways by agriculture, industry, and urban life. An army of droplets, led by The Chief, shows what happens to water from the time it falls as rain until it reaches its destination.

  • Deep Threat
    1977|7 min

    Zlatko Grgic's short animated film depicts how humans evolved from the sea and the problems that ensued. Using humour, he shows how industry leads to waste and pollution, which in turn wreak havoc on the delicate balance of our ecosystems.

  • Cosmic Zoom
    1968|8 min

    This short animation transports us from the farthest conceivable point of the universe to the tiniest particle of existence, an atom of a living human cell. The art of animation and animation camera achieve this exhilarating journey with a freshness and clarity. Without words.