The Rules of Movie Club

  • #1 You talk about Movie Club

  • #2 You watch incredible award winning films and documentaries with friends

  • #3 Participate in discussions

  • #4 Win incredible prizes!

Are you ready to experience films that represent our biggest global challenges and talk about the different ways YOU can make an impact? Movie Club is a conversation starter. We aren't the solution, only the platform to educate and connect people with environmental and social issues.

Starting in March 2020, Global Inheritance will share weekly recommendations of films and documentaries selected by our internal Movie Club team and discussion hosts. Movie Club members can then join online meetups every week to discuss the film with industry leaders, artists, filmmakers, and other personalities connected with the movie's subject matter.

Movie Club members watching the films and participating in the discussions are eligible to win exclusive prizes, merchandise, experiences, and more!

Global Inheritance Movie Club is free to join. Sign up today, and don't miss out on next week's discussions!

This Week’s Topic: LGBTQ Pride

Milk (2008)

"The film 'Milk' is a depiction of Harvey Milk's story, the first openly gay man to be elected to office in the United States in 1977. 'Milk' tells a transformational story of a middle-aged hippie to a national symbol and depicts the challenges that had to be overcome in order to seek equality for the LGBTQ community. This film is inspiring, and shows that anyone can make a difference in our world with the right dedication and commitment to a social issue” - Movie Club Member Isabella Widmann

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Hulu, YouTube

Paris is Burning (1990)

"This must-see documentary immerses you in the golden age of New York City’s “Drag Balls” in the 1980s. The film follows beautiful, but heartbreaking stories that chronicle the experiences of African-American, Latinx, gay and transgender individuals living in the city in the 1980s. The film is rich with culture and personality and it’s a documentary I could watch again and again." - Movie Club Member Kelly Bernd

Where to watch:YouTube

Pariah (2011)

Pariah is Dee Rees’s stirring coming-out story of a virginal 17-year-old African-American lesbian in a pious household in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Pariah is an acutely observed examination of strait-laced parents trying to deny a child’s homosexuality while all the time knowing better. - New York Times Writer Stephen Holden

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, YouTube, Apple

Past Films

Do The Right Thing (1989)

"Do the Right Thing is the simple title of a complex film that is a bonafide classic of American cinema. Spike Lee presents a portrait of Black American life during a scorching hot summer of the 1980s in a Brooklyn neighborhood simmering with racial tension. The movie revolves around the choices the characters make, black, white, latinx, and asian characters as they navigate their lives with one another with the simple goal of trying to get along and survive to the next day. The central question posed by this film remains relevant today. The pressures that the protagonist, Mookie faces are a reflection of the pressures that many, if not most, black people experience in America. It has been 30 years since the film debuted, and people still ask why Mookie does what he does. After the events of the last few years of American life, ask yourself: do you understand?" - Movie Club Member David BaconWatch Trailer

Uprising: Hip Hop and the LA Riots (2012)

"This documentary was made to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1992 L.A. riots. The central argument made by the documentary is that hip hop music made before the riots warned of the violent revolt fomenting within the black community of Los Angeles that spilled into the streets following the verdict in the Rodney King police brutality case. The film, narrated by Snoop Dogg, contains several vivid interviews with Rodney King himself, Director John Singleton, Ice Cube, Ice T, Tupac Shakur, and several former police chiefs of the LAPD. The documentary concludes with a lament about the then-current conditions in the neighborhood where the riots began, which in light of recent events now sounds more like an ominous warning about history repeating itself." - Movie Club Member David BaconWatch Trailer

Just Mercy (2019)

"A film that truly embodies the power of story. Based on the work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy is more than just entertainment: it is a resource that exposes the viewer to the pain and injustice that the criminal justice system has caused on innocent lives, and the systematic racism that is still prevalent today. In this current climate, this film is a must see and will allow you to better understand the true suffering of inequality in our country." - Movie Club Member Isabella WidmannWatch Trailer

Food, Inc. (2008)

Food Inc takes us on a journey to learn how our food ended up on our plate. Everyone deserves to know the story behind the food they put into their body, and Food Inc exposes just how far the food industry will go to hide this. It exposes how modern industrial agriculture will stop at nothing to make a profit. It is shocking and thought-provoking and will make you rethink what you eat, buy, and accept to be true.Watch Trailer

Before The Plate (2018)

Watch as one of Canada's most esteemed chefs traces the ingredients from a plate of food at his restaurant all the way back to the farms where they originated. The journey revealing some of the questions, stories, and people behind where our food comes from. Exposing pressing issues facing farmers today, and what it is like to produce food in a constantly shifting agricultural environment.Watch Trailer

Dirt! the Movie (2009)

The film Dirt! the Movie, forces the audience to see dirt from a new perspective. Prior to watching this film I did not have a strong connection to the idea of soil and dirt, but now I feel like it is an essential aspect of my health and well being, and it is imperative that we as humans establish a better relationship with this under appreciated resource. This documentary follows how people all over the world are trying to help reinvent the relationship we have with dirt. It is worth the watch!Watch Trailer

The True Cost (2015)

The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.Watch Trailer

What Would Jesus Buy (2007)

The Rev. Billy Tallen and his Stop Shopping Choir embark on a cross-country crusade against the commercialization of Christmas..Watch Trailer

The Lorax (2012)

Twelve-year-old Ted lives in a place virtually devoid of nature; no flowers or trees grow in the town of Thneedville. Ted would very much like to win the heart of Audrey, the girl of his dreams, but to do this, he must find that which she most desires: a Truffula tree. To get it, Ted delves into the story of the Lorax, once the gruff guardian of the forest, and the Once-ler, who let greed overtake his respect for nature.Watch Trailer

The Story of Plastic (2019)

The Story of Plastic is a seething expose, uncovering the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. Different from every other plastic documentary you’ve seen, The Story of Plastic presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it. This film introduces audiences to the heroes and the villains behind one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues, from the extraction of fossil fuels to plastic disposal and the global resistance fighting back.Watch Trailer

Toxic Garbage Island (2008)

"A garbage dump the size of Texas located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? That must be a myth one might think to themselves. However, by watching Vice's Toxic Garbage Island one can cruise to the Northern Gyre, a spot where currents spin and cycle, churning up tons of plastic into a giant pool of chemical soup, flecked with bits and whole chunks of refuse that cannot biodegrade. Here you can witness the toxic effects it is having on our wildlife and the world." - Movie Club Member: Gabrielle LaMarcoWatch Trailer

Bye Bye Plastic (2019)

“Bye Bye Plastic is a mini-documentary film about artist and activist Blond:ish aka Vivie-Ann Bakos and her initiative to remove single-use plastic from our sea. As a result, Blond:ish has set out on a mission to remove all single-use plastics from the electronic music industry by 2025. There has never been a better time to come together and help bring the earth to balance.” - Movie Club Member Gabrielle LaMarcoWatch Trailer

Live Aid: Against All Odds (2010) & Live Aid: Rockin' All Over The World (2010)

Live Aid was a dual-venue benefit concert held on Saturday 13 July 1985, as well as an ongoing music-based fundraising initiative. The Against All Odds documentary traces the story of Live Aid from its humble beginnings, a pop tune cobbled together in the back seat of a taxi, to the eve of the biggest televised event ever. ... The film tells the story of the race against time to put together the biggest event in pop history.Watch Trailer

Woodstock: 3 Days That Defined a Generation (2019)

In August, 1969, half a million people from all walks of life converged on a small dairy farm in upstate New York. They came to hear the concert of their lives, but most experienced something far more profound: a moment that came to define a cultural revolution.Watch Trailer

Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert (2020)

A documentary feature, two decades in the making, "Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert" opens up the vault for the very first time to present the performances and behind-the-scenes stories that shaped the music festival. The film gives a rare look at Coachella's colorful beginning, presents exclusive, never-before-seen footage and interviews, and features key performances from some of the biggest names in music, including Billie Eilish, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Travis Scott, BLACKPINK, LCD Soundsystem, Rage Against The Machine, Pixies, Swedish House Mafia, Jane's Addiction, Björk, The White Stripes, Madonna, Moby, Beck, Radiohead and more.Watch Trailer

Trophy (2017)

This in-depth look into the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and Africa unravels the complex consequences of treating animals as commodities.Watch Trailer

Racing Extinction (2015)

Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, along with activists, scientists and others, draws attention to mankind's role in a potential loss of at least half of the world's species.Watch Trailer

Okja (2017)

For 10 idyllic years, young Mija has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja - a massive animal and an even bigger friend - at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when family-owned, multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where an image-obsessed and self-promoting CEO has big plans for Mija's dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission.Watch Trailer

Chasing Coral (2017)

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are disappearing and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.Watch Trailer

Blackfish (2013)

The story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale that has taken the lives of several people, underscores problems within the sea-park industry, man's relationship to nature, and how little has been learned about these highly intelligent mammals.Watch Trailer

A Plastic Ocean (2016)

What starts as a team’s adventure to film the largest animal on the planet, the blue whale, leads to a shocking discovery of a thick layer of plastic debris floating in the middle of the Indian Ocean. This documentary investigates the devastating impacts that plastic has caused to our environment, especially our marine life.Watch Trailer

Icarus

When filmmaker Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller. Dirty urine, unexplained death and Olympic gold are all part of the exposure of the biggest scandal in sports history.Watch Trailer

The Ivory Game

Ivory is a prized status symbol for middle-class Chinese, and poachers in pursuit of white gold are slaughtering African elephants in record numbers. Filmmakers went under cover for 16 months, infiltrating and documenting the deep-rooted corruption at the heart of the global ivory trafficking crisis.Watch Trailer

Cowspiracy

Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.Watch Trailer

What The Health

Filmmaker Kip Andersen uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases, and he investigates why the nation's leading health organizations doesn't want people to know about it.Watch Trailer

The 13th

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.Watch Trailer

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