The past decade has seen an explosion of documentary filmmaking about the environment, man’s global footprint and what happens when you mess with what your mama gave you.

So if you’re looking for something good to watch this weekend, The I Files recommends these must-see films available on Hulu or Hulu Plus – they’re full of cautionary tales and eye-opening information about the world around us.

Nominated for a 2011 Oscar for best documentary feature, “Waste Land” follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home in New York to the world’s largest garbage dump in Brazil. Watch as he transforms man’s limitless production of garbage into groundbreaking artwork. 

For more environmental reporting check out the Center for Investigative Reporting’s collaborations Food for 9 Billion, which looks at how our growing population and changes in climate are challenging the world’s ability to produce enough food for everyone, and Heat and Harvest, which looks at how California’s farmers may be on a collision course with our changing climate.

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Julia B. Chan worked at The Center for Investigative Reporting until June, 2017. Julia B. Chan is a producer and the digital editor for Reveal's national public radio program. She’s the voice of Reveal online and manages the production and curation of digital story assets that are sent to more than 200 stations across the country. Previously, Chan helped The Center for Investigative Reporting launch YouTube’s first investigative news channel, The I Files, and led engagement strategies – online and off – for multimedia projects. She oversaw communications, worked to better connect CIR’s work with a bigger audience and developed creative content and collaborations to garner conversation and impact.

Before joining CIR, Chan worked as a Web editor and reporter at the San Francisco Examiner. She managed the newspaper’s digital strategy and orchestrated its first foray into social media and online engagement. A rare San Francisco native, she studied broadcasting at San Francisco State University, focusing on audio production and recording. Chan is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.