It's been a rainy start to the summer, which has kept us indoors more days than we'd like. We've tried to make the best of the situation by watching some documentaries that have long been on our "to-watch" list. Here are a few of our favorites. Is there a documentary you think we should add to the list? Leave your suggestions in the comments.
An Apology to Elephants (2013), directed by Amy Schatz
Narrated and executive produced by actress Lily Tomlin, An Apology to Elephants explores the scary history of abuse that has haunted this incredible animal. It also shines a light on a few folks who are working hard to improve the treatment of elephants and to preserve their habitats.
DamNation (2014), directed by Ben Knight and Travis Rummel
DamNation chronicles the shifting attitude towards dams. Once a source of engineering pride, it has become clear that they are inhibiting the health of our rivers and the fish that swim in them. Incredible cinematography and interviews with inspiring activists really instills a desire to take action and get involved.
Mile... Mile and a Half (2013), directed by Ric Serena and Jason Fitzpatrick
A group of artists and friends leave their daily lives behind to hike the John Muir Trail, the historic 211 mile trek. They set out to complete the journey in 25 days, and document their trip along the way. The film is proof of the old adage - "it's about the journey, not the destination".