An Inconvenient truth
A Global Warning
Official film description...
Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about documentary of the year. An audience and critical favorite, An Inconvenient Truth makes the compelling case that global warming is real, man-made, and its effects will be cataclysmic if we don’t act now. Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way: often humorous, frequently emotional, always fascinating. In the end, An Inconvenient Truth accomplishes what all great films should: it leaves the viewer shaken, involved and inspired.
Notes on the film...
“An Inconvenient Truth” illustrates connections and links, which are difficult to understand without metaphorical analogies: exponential curves (population – energy consumption – carbon dioxide – extinction of species), new technologies that are used unsustainably and climatic interrelationships. Al Gore’s arguments are based on the scientific knowledge available at that time but are missing topics like meat production, methane and peak oil.
The film communicates an inconvenient truth but presents possible solutions to the problem at the same time. This gives courage to take up the challenge of future development.
DVD special updates: new knowledge and impacts of climate warming (e.g. acidification of the ocean and resulting plague of jellyfish) revealed in 2006 are shown in clips of 10 minutes.
“Didactically processed documentary about Al Gore and his tireless eco-campaign against global warming.” – Blickpunkt: Film Kurzinfo
“We face the greatest climate change since the last ice age. This is the message and warning of Al Gore, former American Vice President, who has presented this topic worldwide for many years. He illustrates his argument as multimedial spectacle including graphical analyses, impressive images like melting glaciers, archive recordings and cartoons. Even between his presentations does Al Gore present himself as lone fighter for this good cause.” – VideoMarkt
“Book your tickets online. Take your family along. This should not be missed by anyone.” – David Remnick, New Yorker
Technical information and screening rights...
Director: Davis Guggenheim
Production: Laurie David, Lawrence Bender
Actors: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush
Run Time: 96 minutes
Language (Audio): English, German
Language (Subtitles): English, Danish, Dutch, German, Finish, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish
Screening rights Switzerland: Praesens Film
Bonus: Making of, Musikvideo “I Need to Wake Up”, comments of director and producers as well as an update from Al Gore