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Before the Flood
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© Appian Way / RatPac Documentary Films
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Fisher Stevens

AUTEUR(S)

Mark Monroe

IMAGE

Antonio Rossi

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Appian Way Productions, RatPac Documentary Films

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

National Geographic, ADAV

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
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Le film décrit de manière informative et captivante la façon dont la société peut empêcher la disparition des espèces en voie d'extinction, d'écosystèmes et de communautés autochtones à travers le monde. Le public découvrira des preuves visuelles de l'aggravation de la crise environnementale, qui inflige des dégâts irréversibles à des paysages immaculés, du Groenland à l'Indonésie, remettant en cause l'équilibre du climat et précipitant l'extinction des espèces animales. Dévoilé avant l'élection présidentielle américaine, le documentaire vise à avertir les citoyens et à les inviter à voter pour des dirigeants qui font du climat une priorité, tout en proposant des solutions réalisables et pratiques pour sauver la planète.

Fisher Stevens' latest documentary (formerly titled The Turning Point) chronicles Leonardo DiCaprio's campaign to raise global awareness about the dangers of climate change in his role as a UN Ambassador of Peace.
Future generations will judge us by how we deal with climate change. Before the Flood is a rousing call to action from longtime environmental advocate Leonardo DiCaprio and actor/filmmaker/Oscar-winning documentary producer Fisher Stevens (The Cove). Named as a United Nations Ambassador of Peace, DiCaprio is on a mission. The film follows him as he travels to multiple countries, bearing witness to climate change on a scale that no one should deny.
From the toxic tar sands of Alberta to the frequently flooded streets of Miami Beach, from the smog-choked avenues of Beijing to the incinerated forests of Indonesia, DiCaprio meets with scientists, politicians, and activists to face the facts: natural disasters are becoming more frequent, wildlife is vanishing, communities are being destroyed. What is to be done?
This isn't the first environmental documentary and it won't be the last. But DiCaprio's charisma makes it one of the most accessible. His passion and inquisitiveness radiate in his blunt talk and genuine curiosity. He confesses to feelings of pessimism, but he receives motivating wisdom from luminaries including entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk, meteorologist and astronaut Piers Sellers, activist and environmentalist Sunita Narain, and President of the United States Barack Obama.
As it sweeps us along on its fascinating tour, Before the Flood reminds us of the beauty and diversity of our world. It also galvanizes us to do whatever it takes to save the planet - and ourselves.
(Thom Powers - TIFF 2016)

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