Metamorphosis is the perfect film for this year's Earth Day in coronavirus lockdown. “Slowness is needed in order to transform the world,” says one interviewee, while another notes that we humans underestimate our capacity for change. With stunning visuals and thought-provoking commentary from artists, scientists, farmers, activists and others, this film by Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper explores why a societal and cultural metamorphosis is needed, and shows innovative examples of transformation. My favourite: turning swimming pools into vegetable gardens. — Stephen Leahy
*The film is available to subscribers of the NFB's CAMPUS service (free for all teachers until June 30) and to BC residents through the Knowledge Network. A 52-minute television version can be streamed for free on TVO.