Happy Earth Day, everyone! This is a holiday that's often overlooked or forgotten by most people, so I thought I'd recommend something special for it, and this 1997 film by the great Hayao Miyazaki is one that at its core, is about protecting the earth from the ruin caused by humans. There's a lot of great stuff here- another fierce heroine in the Miyazaki canon, plus a mix of adventure, action, romance and with plenty of gods and spirits thrown in as well, but the underlying message of it all couldn't be clearer. Take a look at this one on the day that should be dedicated to the preservation of our natural resources. It's an emotional and moving film that should convince anyone by the end of it, if you're not already.
Here's the trailer for the dubbed U.S. version, but as always, I'd strongly recommend the original Japanese with subtitles, if you can find it: