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Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s powerful climate change film Before the Flood for free


Leonardo DiCaprio with President Obama in Before the Flood. Photo credit: © 2016 RatPac Documentary Films, LLC and Greenhour Corporation, Inc.)

By Anders Lorenzen

Hollywood actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio is back with a new powerful climate change documentary: ‘Before the Flood’.

There are big names are behind the film. DiCaprio’s co-producer is Fisher Stevens, who is probably best known for the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove. DiCaprio’s friend and ally Martin Scorsese is also involved as Executive Producer.

The film (see trailer above) follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic, where he speaks to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents. He aims to gain a deeper understanding of the complex issue of climate change and investigates concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.

He speaks to key stakeholders in the debate, including President Obama, Elon Musk, and Pope Francis, asking them the poignant questions, “Is it too late to act?”  and “why haven’t we acted until now?”

The film  went on general release on 21st of October, and, in partnership with its distributor, the National Geographic, is being made available to stream for free (watch it below) between 30th of October to the 6th of November.

When Al Gore ten years ago unveiled the groundbreaking documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ it had a profoundly positive impact on public awareness of the threat of climate change. Ten years down the line, the threat has by no means disappeared, as DiCaprio showcases in the film. Is another climate change film enough convince people that climate change is the most urgent threat humanity faces?

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