For Earth Day 2022, we take our cue from this year’s theme, “Invest In Our Planet.” We shine the spotlight on five films which touch on different aspects of this theme to help us understand the world we live in with fresh eyes. Are we taking our planet for granted? Do we have time to fix our climate crisis? These are just some questions the films explore.
To accompany the films are five soundtracks which express the magnitude, the majesty and the urgency one may feel when contemplating the film’s topics. Watch the film trailers and listen to the soundtracks below.
It has been said that Earth Day should be every day, but on this occasion, we take a razor sharp focus on the films and their soundtracks dedicated to this time of reflection, education and re-commitment to mother earth.
Earth Day can be a time of reflection, education or re-commitment to the world we live in. Lakeshore Records is proud to have partnered with filmmakers and composers on climate change and environmental projects such as through last year’s Before The Flood release in which we, along with composers Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai, helped raise $10k for terrapass, a charity that works to offset carbon emissions.
This year, we are pleased to present National Geographic’s A Symphony For Our World, which premieres tonight. This, and other Earth Day films below feature music by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians and composers.
Can you believe it’s been a year since Lakeshore Records teamed up with record stores around the country to present the release of Before The Flood in support of terrapass? The album features score by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai was an international collaboration for Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary, Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens, the climate change documentary and the beautiful score is a solid choice to cue up for this Earth Day.
It’s the perfect soundtrack for DiCaprio’s trek across the globe investigating the imminent perils of climate change and what we must do to save the planet. The soundtrack for Before the Flood is an extremely impressive and collaborative effort from some of the most creative musicians on the scene today. – Rob Wacey, AllMusic
Netflix has added Academy Award® winner Leonardo DiCaprio’s epic environmental documentary, Before The Flood to its lineup! Directed by Academy Award® Winner Fisher Stevens and Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese, the film broke streaming records upon its release when it surpassed 60 million views worldwide. DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.
Featuring score by Academy Award® winners Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai, the album is available now via Lakeshore Records.
Handsomely shot and entertainingly paced, “Before the Flood” may not tackle too much new ground, but given the sincerity of its message, its ability to assemble such a watchable and comprehensive account gives it an undeniable urgency. – Andrew Barker, Variety
National Geographic presents BEFORE THE FLOOD, available now on Blu-ray/DVD (order here), Digital (get it on iTunes) and now streaming on Netflix.