Earth Day 50 Docs

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Library streamer Kanopy, in partnership with Kino Lorber, and subscription documentary service Magellan TV are commemorating today’s 50th anniversary of Earth Day with films detailing the wonders of our planet and the dangers imperiling its future as humanity’s home.

Anthropocene: Human Epoch

Narrated by Tomb Raider’s Alicia Vikander, this 90-minute film shows Earth’s grandeur with images from six continents and 20 different countries, while chronicling civilization’s role in causing global warming and the need for immediate action. Variety called it one of the best documentaries of 2019.

Kanopy is normally available only to members of participating libraries, but the streamer is making Anthropocene accessible to everyone starting today through April 29. If your library does not participate in Kanopy or you do not have a library card, you can create an account to watch the film. If you are a Kanopy member, streaming the film will not count against your monthly allotment of play credits.

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Majestic Earth

Majestic Earth is the heading Magellan TV has given to its considerable collection of Earth and environment related films and shows.

Majestic Earth on MagellanTV
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The Majestic Earth library is divided into subcategories:

Global Health – 11 titles including Virus Empire: From SARS to Ebola, Ebola Exposed: The Terrifying Modern Plague, and Malaria: The Serial Killer.

Earth in the Age of Man – 12 titles including Earth’s Survival: Decoding the Science, Unbeatable: Cities on the Verge of Asphyxiation and Plastic: The Real Sea Monster.

Last of the Megafauna – 13 titles including White Wolves, Top Cats 4K and The Last Trimate.

Earth and the Solar System – 11 titles including Solar Superstorms 4K, Birth of Planet Earth 4K and Sun and Man.

Majestic Oceans –  13 titles including The Wild Pacific 4K, Surviving the Lagoon 4K and Seasons of the Sea.

Other subcategories entail Wildest Places (10 titles), Raging Planet (11 titles), Paleo Earth (10 titles) and Earth: A Sense of Place (seven titles).

MagellanTV costs $6.99 monthly with a seven-day free trial, $17.97 quarterly or $59.88 annually, the latter two with 14-day trials. All plans come with 4K capability.

MagellanTV is available online at and via iOS, Android, Fire TV and Roku apps.    

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