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The 11th Hour (2007)

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

Directors:

Leila Conners (as Leila Conners Petersen), Nadia Conners

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Leila Conners (as Leila Conners Petersen), Nadia Conners | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Himself - Narrator
Kenny Ausubel Kenny Ausubel ... Himself - Founder, Bioneers
Thom Hartmann Thom Hartmann ... Himself - Author, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight
Wangari Maathai ... Herself - Founder, Greenbelt Movement, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Sandra Postel Sandra Postel ... Herself - Director, Global Water Policy Project
Paul Stamets Paul Stamets ... Himself - Mycologist, Author, Mycelium Running
David Orr David Orr ... Himself - Chair, Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College
Stephen Hawking ... Himself - Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, Cambridge University
Oren Lyons Oren Lyons ... Himself - Faithkeeper, Turtle Clan, Onondaga Nation, Haudenosaunee, Six Nations, Iroquois Confederacy
Andrew Revkin Andrew Revkin ... Himself - Author & Science Reporter, New York Times (as Andy Revkin)
Sylvia Earle Sylvia Earle ... Herself - Oceanographer, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society
Paul Hawken Paul Hawken ... Himself - Author, Environmentalist, Entrepreneur
Janine Benyus Janine Benyus ... Herself - Author, Biomimicry
Stuart Pimm ... Himself - Professor of Conservation Ecology, Duke University
Paolo Soleri 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Turn mankind's darkest hour into its finest See more »

Genres:

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Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2007 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

The 11th Hour See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,853, 19 August 2007

Gross USA:

$707,343

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$985,207
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In the caption describing a U.S. Senate hearing on oil company profits, one of the testifying companies is misspelled: "ExxonMobile." The correct spelling is ExxonMobil. See more »

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Ray Anderson: So we've got bad things happening on a lot of fronts. And Earth is hurting... and we are the culprit.
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References The Amazing Race (2001) See more »

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Splat
13 December 2008 | by jamesowen-2See all my reviews

Sheesh, what a mess.

If Americans are relying on documentaries like this to convince Joe the Redneck that anthropogenic climate change is real I understand why we all feel there is so much more work left to do. You see, the problem with the film is its complete lack of a narrative, one scientist/politician/activist after another, however respectable, snappily quipping about consumption, pollution, the oil economy, in no particular order does nothing to explain where we came from or where we are headed, or why. So the documentary teaches nothing new, it just juggles around the same themes, incoherently referencing the all correct verbiage to satisfy an green audience but neither inform nor empower it.

The visuals do not help, we can't go 5 seconds without seeing an iceberg disintegrate or tree being chopped down. After the first half hour it becomes like some sort weird sort of exercise in CIA-style mental conditioning. Does no good, indeed it destroys a viewer's concentration, rather than enriching or rewarding it. Also, it has to be said, some of visuals are entirely erroneous, for a the moment when told that human behaviour may cause the release of subterranean methane, why are we shown a clip of a sea vent? There are at least a dozen similar misleading visuals here, and as much as I'm into green politics, let's face it, with instances like there is a touch of propaganda to this documentary.

Conclusions? Save some energy, turn it off, read some George Monbiot instead.


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