5 Life Changing Movies

I must admit, I have never really been the type to sit down and watch some educational movies or documentaries. I found them way too heavy and my head was already heavy and dark enough as it was. I did not need the extra icing on that cake. And to be honest I don't think I was ready for the life changing information I have now been exposed to in these movies. Instead I watched something lighthearted, something that took me out of the constant stage of (dark) thoughts, heavy feelings and mood swings. Movies like rom-coms and chick flicks with little to no substance.. or at least I could just choose to stay on the surface not giving it another thought.  

This has changed. Don't get me wrong I still love my zero substance movie once in a while but I am not afraid of learning and diving into the documentaries and videos that are educational, life changing and give me a new perspective on the world and not to mention the fact that they are able to make me grow as a person and develop into who I want to be. Because these movies are just that, they have made me who I am today and I would not want to be without them:

The True Cost opens up to a topic I, about six months ago, knew nothing about and today, it is one of the topics that I am the most passionate about. This is the movie that uncovers the dark side of the fast fashion industry. How exactly the workers are treated, how they are not being paid enough for their sweat and tears and how they are working in such dangerous environments that it has killed over a thousand people. The True Cost is a must watch movie if you buy and wear clothing because it is information that should be well known. You can learn way more about the movie in my other post about it here.

Watch this if you want to learn more about the dangers and damages of the (fast) fashion industry.

Inns├Ži // innsaei  - watch it on Netflix
I have talked a little bit about some spiritual topics here and I definitely want to dive more into that. One of the recent movies I have seen is called innsaei and I would say that it is not necessarily spiritual. It just goes into the importance of being, the importance of listening to our intuition and bring awareness to our consciousness and our senses in order to be connected to the world we live in, connected to each other and to ourselves. Because in this world where everything goes way too fast, way to busy and way to unaware. It is important to connect and listen to the sea within (which is just one of the meanings behind the word innsaei). This is a must watch movie if you want to connect with yourself, your life and your surroundings.

Watch this if you want to connect to the world around you and let go of stress and pressure. 
"Why are you so happy?" is the questions one of the founders behind The Minimalists asked the other founder. The answer was: he started to let go of stuff. This led them both to a new journey of minimalism and inspiring others to give up the illusion that in order to be happy and have a successful life you need things. This is what the movie is all about; that in order to find true happiness we need to let go, to stop clinging on to objects and the illusions we want to set up for people looking at us from the outside. This movie led me to one of the most important questions I bring with me today; does this add value to my life?

Watch this if you want to learn more about minimalism and the incredible benefits of less.

Our Plastic Oceans - watch it on Netflix
This movie is so incredibly heartbreaking. Not because it is extremely graphic but because it dives under the surface of how we are destroying the life underwater. Not even just under water but also above the surface. We are destroying the planet with something that is everywhere; plastic. It is absolutely insane how much plastic is dumped into the oceans yearly and how it effects the sea life, how it is killing the sea life and the ecosystems because the reality is, in 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean that fish! I have already made a post where you can find way more information about the plastic oceans and some ways we can help it from getting any worse - check that out right here. 

Watch this if you want to learn more about how bad plastic actually is and why we should refuse to use it.

What The Health - watch it on Netflix
This is about the effects of eating animal products - not only do they affect our bodies but they also affect the planet and the people on it and let's not forget the animals. This uncovers how money rules what is being recommended to people and what we get from eating animal products - and let me tell ya - it ain't good... The movie shows what happens when a (really) sick person taking medicine eat a plant based for two weeks - and the improvements are incredible! I love this quote from the movie: "You can't be strong and dying on the inside" - David Carter - so true.

Watch this if you want to discover what happens when you use food to heal instead of eating you sick and if you want to uncover what is actually behind what is recommended to eat.

These are the life changing movies I have watched lately and wanted to share with you so you could have the chance to change your life. Thank you so much for reading and I hope to see you soon.