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Co-director Nadia Conners, actor / writer Leonardo DiCaprio and co-director Leila Conners Petersen attend the premiere of the movie 'No. Privacy and cookiesJobsDatingOffersShopPuzzlesInvestor SubscribeRegister Log in The 11th Hour film poster and Leonardo DiCaprio in a shot taken from the film highest average temperatures in recorded history across many parts directed by Leila Conners Petersen and her sister Nadia Conners. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Stephen Hawking, Mikhail Gorbachev, R. James Woolsey, Display Artist: Leila Conners Petersen, Nadia Conners Ausubel contemplates the complex relationship between "human society and nature. While the film's historical overview drops a couple of names (Exxon Mobil.
The sheer number of talking heads is daunting directors Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners interviewed some 70 people, over hoursand the arrangement into a series of connected storylines is persuasive. Eschewing the personal plot that Al Gore offered in An Inconvenient Truth, the film instead makes a case for the interconnectedness of human interests with nature, over time and across continents.
Exploitable resources like oil and coal are limited, growth must be carefully considered, and costs must be calculated. Thus far, says, Joseph Tainter, "All of our lives have been subsidized, we don't pay the full price.
Stephen Hawking says, "The worst case scenario is that earth would become like its sister planet, Venus, with a temperature of centigrade, and raining sulfuric acid. The film's language helps to make this case: James Woolsey cites a "national security problem" brought on by "environmental refugees," while DiCaprio points out that the loss of the world's oceans to mercury, chemical, and heavy metals pollution threaten "life.
If such solutions sound familiar, they are also part of a campaign strategy, especially those that appeal to individuals.
Leonardo DiCaprio's eco film: The 11th Hour
Making the crisis less abstract and gargantuan, these proposals ask consumers to understand themselves in relation to the environment.
Opening in theaters just after Newsweek's cover story, "Global-Warming Deniers: A Well-Funded Machine" as well as its criticsthe film doesn't so much argue against naysayers as it presumes the green truth, at once heartfelt and rational, polished and urgent. While the film's historical overview drops a couple of names Exxon Mobil exemplifies the fossil fuel companies who have looked ahead and lobbied to maintain financial and political influence, Martin Luther King, Jr.Leonardo Dicaprio's Girlfriend - 2018 (Camila Morrone)
While this convergence of forces -- stars and green earth -- has frequently been disparaged as hypocritical or self-promoting, The 11th Hour refines the package. DiCaprio certainly appeals to a broad audience and is known as a longtime environmental activistbut he and the directors who previously have worked together on a couple short documentaries have built the case with a mix of interviewees, some starlike Hawking, Woolsey, Mikhail Gorbachev, New York Times science reporter Andy Revkinbut most unfamous among non-activists.
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And yet, despite the repeated claim that saving the environment is no longer a "political" problem, that mainstream polls reflect increasing "public concern," it is precisely politics -- of celebrity, of commercial culture, of the endless election and news cycles -- that The 11th Hour and other platforms must negotiate.
Justyears since man emerged from the plains of Africa, his dominion and stewardship has brought the planet to the brink of catastrophe. Exploitation, industrialisation, globalisation and over population has fouled the air, poisoned the seas, degraded the soil and ravaged the forests.
The delicate balance between the forests and the oceans which govern climate and temperature and makes life on earth possible has been thoughtlessly disrupted resulting in violent and unpredictable climate change and a biosphere under siege. Now it is the 11th hour, the last moment when change is possible and the last chance mankind has to start repairing the damage and avert catastrophic and almost unimaginable weather events on a scale which would make the Hurricane Katrina and the destruction of New Orleans a routine occurrence.
This is the stark message delivered in a new minute documentary film - The 11th Hour - produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. It is the natural successor to Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and is an apocalyptic warning of the consequences of big business, consumerism and a casually wasteful throwaway society which depends on diminishing stocks of oil for survival The film argues that drought, famine, flooding, hurricanes and the highest average temperatures in recorded history across many parts of the world are not isolated events but are all linked to the changes in climate caused by man.
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It explores how in the past years - since the invention of the steam engine, the use of fossil fuels and the industrial revolution - a civilisation which relied entirely on what it could grow, hunt or rear for survival had become disengaged from nature.
One of the many scientists and environmentalists interviewed as part of the film, Nathan Gardels, who is an author, editor and Media Fellow of the World Economic Forum, said: This led to the idea, and the conception behind progress which is: Our second billion only took us years. We hit 2bn people in Our third billion took only 30 years, It's amazing when you think about it.