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Before the Flood (2016)

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

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Fisher Stevens

Writer:

Mark Monroe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Self - Narrator
Ki-moon Ban ... Self (as Ban Ki-Moon)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu ... Self
Mike Brune Mike Brune ... Self (as Michael Brune)
Marc Mageau Marc Mageau ... Self
Enric Sala Enric Sala ... Self (as Dr. Enric Sala)
Jake Awa Jake Awa ... Self
Jason Box Jason Box ... Self (as Prof. Jason E. Box)
Philip Levine Philip Levine ... Self
Michael E. Mann ... Self (as Dr. Michael E. Mann)
Ma Jun Ma Jun ... Self
Alvin Lin Alvin Lin ... Self
Sunita Narain ... Self
Ashok Lavasa Ashok Lavasa ... Self
Haji Ji Haji Ji ... Self - farmer
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Using his celebrity status to draw attention to the problem of global warming, one of the most important and pressing issues of our time, actor and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio, travels the globe to witness firsthand the effects of an impending environmental disaster. By visiting ancient melting glaciers and levelled Indonesian tropical forests, DiCaprio unearths an urgent situation and the world's dependence on fossil fuels, going as far as to visit President Obama himself for an in-depth interview. But, can this crusade inspire the climate-change deniers? Written by Nick Riganas

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The Science is Clear. The Future is Not.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some nude and suggestive art images, language and brief smoking | See all certifications »
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Released for free on the National Geographic YouTube channel. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Leonardo DiCaprio: My first visual memories are of this framed poster above my crib. I'd stare at it every night before I went to bed. My father was an underground comic distributor.
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Connections

References The Revenant (2015) See more »

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Ghost Nets
Performed by Mogwai
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A well made documentary with a clear and accomplished goal
30 October 2016 | by filipe-pascoaSee all my reviews

Being the objective of this documentary to raise awareness and support DiCaprio's activity as a "UN messenger of peace" and environmental activist, I believe it really achieved its goal as it is truly a breathtaking, eye-opening film which urges the viewer to strive for a change.

Throughout the documentary we are presented with shocking information, images and educated people's opinion on the matter (like world leaders and scientists) which adds credibility to it. Leonardo DiCaprio and his team do not spare criticism on some of the biggest countries (like the US) policies and on the fossil fuel industry.

Leo's charisma and ability to persuade and entertain the public allied to his drive as an environmental activist just leaves you glued to your seat thinking what can you do to make a change. I believe this really is the kind of information that should be more out there and DiCaprio's celebrity-status, as well as all the other people interviewed, is great for visibility.

If anything, I just wish this was a mini-series to know even more about this issue the world is facing, which might just be the biggest one it ever did...


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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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$988
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