Before The Flood
Official film description...
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, “Before the Flood” presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. The film follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.
Notes on the film...
DiCaprio uses his popularity (top-class interviews with Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Ban Ki-Moon, Bill Clinton, John Kerry and Elon Musk) to point out to serious environmental problems and encourages viewers to take action.
“Climate change is the single greatest threat to a sustainable future but, at the same time, addressing the climate challenge presents a golden opportunity to promote prosperity, security and a brighter future for all.” – Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General, United Nations
“Clean air, water and a livable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics it is a question of our own survival.” – Leonardo DiCaprio, U.N. Messenger of Peace for the Climate
“When you go up there and look at it with your own eye, how think the world's atmosphere is, tiny little onion skin around the Earth…it’s an astonishingly fragile film.” – Piers J. Sellers, Deputy Director of Sciences and Exploration, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
“Planet Earth – creation, the world in which civilization developed, the world with climate patterns that we know, and stable shorelines – is in imminent peril. ” – Dr. James Hansen, Columbia University
Technical information and screening rights...
Director: Fisher Stevens
Script: Mark Monroe
Production: Fisher Stevens, Leonardo DiCaprio, RatPac Documentary Films
Actors: Elon Musk, Pope Francis, Ban Ki-Moon, Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, John Kerry, Barack Obama
Country: United States
Run Time: 96 min
Language (Audio): English
World rights: Action Network