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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

Writers:

Leila Conners (as Leila Conners Petersen), Nadia Conners | 1 more credit »
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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 C. Revkin Andrew C. 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.

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

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Documentary

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2007 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

La última hora See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,853, 19 August 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$703,464, 30 September 2007
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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An on-screen graphic refers to the "break" system of a train. It should be "brake". See more »

Quotes

Sen. James Inhofe: Could it be that man-made global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people?
Stephen Hawking: One of the most serious consequences of our actions is global warming brought about by rising levels of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels. The danger is that the temperature increase might become self-sustaining if it has not done so already.
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The Most Important Film of 2007
17 August 2007 | by nilentSee all my reviews

Kudos to Leonardo DiCaprio for putting his time and money into this outstanding documentary.

Let's face it, any informed/intelligent/objective person already knows that we're on a greased path toward species extinction and that we must "change course". "The 11th Hour" is an excellent vehicle for increasing the numbers of folks in that category (...and for reinforcing the knowledge base/commitment of those who think that that they "already know this stuff").

"The 11th Hour" goes way beyond simply pointing at problems. This wonderful documentary provides a fairly sharp focus on practical/viable solutions and serves up some inspiring/motivating ideas/insights.

The use of captivating cinematography and stunning images make for a powerful impact.

I hope that the production company releases a book that details/documents the observations/assertions/conclusions of film's experts. Such a volume (if done well) would serve as an excellent part of any school curriculum.

The 11th hour is a must see if you...

...care about whether or not there is a human race around in the next couple of hundred years.

...care about the quality of life for your children and their children over the next 50 years.

...are a young person who expects to be around for the next 60 to 80 years; then this is all about your future.

As one watches "The 11th Hour" it becomes painfully clear that it doesn't matter how rich or powerful one may be; there can be no escaping the inexorable consequences of the indefensibly insane/unsustainable global industrial/economic model; a model clearly based on little more than short term greed.

As effective/good as "The 11th Hour" is at conveying factual data in a way that holds your attention....it could have gone in a totally different direction.

A dramatic feature film needs to be made that more fully captures/documents the emotional and existential impact of the consequences of current environmental policies: a kind of "Erin Brockovitch" of Global Warming/Climate Change. Clearly, this isn't the last word in this genre.

This is not a crisis that is "out there" in some vague future. Real people's lives are being destroyed now. There are many millions of "canaries in the coal mine" of our biosphere for whom climate change is life and death issue in the near term.

Bottom lines: "The 11th Hour" is a powerful documentary that manages to alarm without fear mongering and to paint a bleakly honest picture without engendering hopelessness.

Go see/support this movie. The last half hour alone (which deals very positively with aspects of the political dimension) is worth the price of admission.


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