The 11th hour by DiCaprio

A year ago, Al Gore spread the climate-change message at the Cannes Film Festival. Now it’s Leonardo DiCaprio’s turn. The former boy wonder produced, co-wrote, and narrated The 11th Hour, a documentary that explores how industrial society screwed itself and how it can fix the problem. Relying on interviews with the likes of Stephen Hawking and David Suzuki, the 90-minute film  “gives the scientists and experts a format where they can speak freely and openly without having to argue the points anymore,” says Leo. Like Gore, his eco-mentor, DiCaprio is battling accusations of hypocrisy from the press: You fly in planes! You use energy! You’re a big fatty! Although he took a bit o’ the bait, pointing out that he flew commercially to Cannes instead of on a private jet, DiCaprio deflected most of the personal attacks, calling on the mega-polluting U.S. to “set an example” for the world and reminding the press that the world is ending. “Look at the message,” he pleaded. “Isn’t that the larger story?”

Trailer here:

 

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