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Before the Flood (2016)

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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.

Director:

Fisher Stevens

Writer:

Mark Monroe
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The Science is Clear. The Future is Not.

Genres:

Documentary

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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Leonardo DiCaprio, who is a committed environmentalist, was designated in 2014 as UN messenger of Peace with special focus on Climate Change by UN president Ki-moon Ban. 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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a warning
5 January 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

A honest one. about a picture. and about the chance to become dark reality. sure, about the theme are many cobtroverses. but this film is not propaganda, is not a lesson. only a warning aboout greed, planet, people, meetings as first step to a common cause. and Leonardo di Caprio is a real good lawer. because he trust in his pledge for a fundamental cchange of habits, perspective, measures, hope. it is a struggle and the difference by conferences of Al Gore, magazines articles or demonstrations is than the climate changing is your problem. this is the basic virtue of this documentary - to have, as the only partner yourself. and the most significant to see it. again.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Before the Flood See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$988
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