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Before the Flood (2016)

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Director:

Fisher Stevens

Writer:

Mark Monroe

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Himself - Narrator
Ki-moon Ban ... Himself (as Ban Ki-Moon)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu ... Himself
Mike Brune Mike Brune ... Himself (as Michael Brune)
Marc Mageau Marc Mageau ... Himself
Enric Sala Enric Sala ... Himself (as Dr. Enric Sala)
Jake Awa Jake Awa ... Himself
Jason Box Jason Box ... Himself (as Prof. Jason E. Box)
Philip Levine Philip Levine ... Himself
Michael E. Mann ... Himself (as Dr. Michael E. Mann)
Ma Jun Ma Jun ... Himself
Alvin Lin Alvin Lin ... Himself
Sunita Narain ... Herself
Ashok Lavasa Ashok Lavasa ... Himself
Haji Ji Haji Ji ... Himself, farmer
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Storyline

Using his celebrity status to draw attention to the problem of global warming, one of the most important and pressing issues of our time, actor and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio, travels the globe to witness firsthand the effects of an impending environmental disaster. By visiting ancient melting glaciers and levelled Indonesian tropical forests, DiCaprio unearths an urgent situation and the world's dependence on fossil fuels, going as far as to visit President Obama himself for an in-depth interview. But, can this crusade inspire the climate-change deniers? Written by Nick Riganas

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The Science is Clear. The Future is Not.

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some nude and suggestive art images, language and brief smoking | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Turning Point See more »

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Trivia

Leonardo Dicaprio nearly drowned while shooting one of the first outings. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Leonardo DiCaprio: My first visual memories are of this framed poster above my crib. I'd stare at it every night before I went to bed. My father was an underground comic distributor.
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After the Flood
Performed by Mogwai
Composed by Mogwai
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Our planet is worth preserving
2 November 2016 | by annfieldfieldSee all my reviews

Forget egos, forget who's who. That's not what this is about.

The message of this documentary film is to save our planet. Each country, each continent. Our home.

You are taken on a worldwide tour of diverse ecological systems. You are shown how people are already struggling due to the destruction and greed of man. You will see how our consumerism contributes to this disaster in the waiting.

Watch the evidence and see the consequences of global warming for yourself. This is powerful and sobering viewing. It has made me realize how I personally can take positive action to help prevent the destruction of our planet.

Collectively, we can make a difference. Wherever you live in the world, you can decide to have a role to play. Our elected leaders will act if enough of the people they govern make this issue a top priority.

Give one hour and a half of your time, then make your own mind up.


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