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A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.

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Himself - Narrator
Kenny Ausubel ...
Himself - Founder, Bioneers
Thom Hartmann ...
Himself - Author, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight
Wangari Maathai ...
Herself - Founder, Greenbelt Movement, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Sandra Postel ...
Herself - Director, Global Water Policy Project
Paul Stamets ...
Himself - Mycologist, Author, Mycelium Running
David Orr ...
Himself - Chair, Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College
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Himself - Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, Cambridge University
Oren Lyons ...
Himself - Faithkeeper, Turtle Clan, Onondaga Nation, Haudenosaunee, Six Nations, Iroquois Confederacy
Andrew C. Revkin ...
Himself - Author & Science Reporter, New York Times (as Andy Revkin)
Sylvia Earle ...
Herself - Oceanographer, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society
Paul Hawken ...
Himself - Author, Environmentalist, Entrepreneur
Janine Benyus ...
Herself - Author, Biomimicry
Stuart Pimm ...
Himself - Professor of Conservation Ecology, Duke University
Paolo Soleri ...
Himself - Architect, Founder of Arcosanti
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A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.

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It's our generation that gets to change the world... forever. See more »

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10 October 2007 (Philippines)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$60,853 (USA) (17 August 2007)

Gross:

$703,464 (USA) (28 September 2007)
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In the subtitles of an interview with Mikhail Gorbachev, the former USSR premier is translated as saying that because we have strained nature to the breaking point, "we must, the generations living now, must take a principal decision that we will act differently because the ecological crisis is global." Taking "a principal decision" is an odd turn of phrase, at best, in this context. Almost certainly, Gorbachev said "we must take a principled decision." See more »

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Kenny Ausubel: When we all talk about "saving the environment" in a way it's misstated because the environment is going to survive. We are the ones who may not survive. Or we may survive in a world we don't particularly wanna live in.
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Film superbly does its job as a social responsibility educator.
14 September 2007 | by (Davis, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

With the world economy expanding as it is bringing pollution along with it, combined with the lack of socially responsible leadership specifically in the forms of education and regulation, The 11th Hour superbly outlines the current status of our Earth's health, the movement to revive it, and a basis for the education that is needed to make necessary changes for a healthier planet. Much file footage is shown throughout the film that is sometimes not specifically discussed but does provide good visuals for the narration and speakers, which is the basis of the entire film. Although the production is a bit ADD (ie a screen cut every 1/2 to 1 second at times), the distress call for the environment and future of our world is clear. A 10/10 is deserved for this film for social responsibility and standing up against non-leadership while providing feasible options to reduce global climate change from the ground up.


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