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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)

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A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change to the heart of popular culture, the follow-up shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

Directors:

Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk

Writer:

Al Gore
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Al Gore ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cory Booker ... Himself
George W. Bush ... Himself
Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage)
Laurent Fabius Laurent Fabius ... Himself
Al Franken ... Himself
Karenna Gore ... Herself
Piyush Goyal Piyush Goyal ... Himself
Chris Hayes ... Himself (footage from The Tonight Show)
Anne Hidalgo ... Herself
François Hollande ... Himself
John Kerry ... Himself
Marco Krapels Marco Krapels ... Himself
Angela Merkel ... Herself
Narendra Modi
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Storyline

A sequel to The Inconvenient Truth, the follow-up documentary addresses the progress made to tackle the problem of climate change and Al Gore's global efforts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy, culminating in the landmark signing of 2016's Paris Climate Agreement.

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Climate changes. Truth does not. See more »

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some troubling images. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English | French | Russian | German | Mandarin

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$124,823, 30 July 2017

Gross USA:

$3,496,795

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,398,976
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Company Credits

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Actual Films, Participant See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Received two standing ovations at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

The claim that "there are cities in the US that have already reached the goal of 100% renewable energy" is false. Some cities may have managed to draw their *electricity* from so-called renewable sources for a short period. But electricity consumption is only a fraction - for the U.S about 18 % in 2012 - of total *energy* consumption, so very likely no city has managed to supply even a quarter of its direct energy consumption (let alone of its energy footprint) for even one day from 'renewables'. See more »

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Al Gore: When the temperature goes up, the water vapour coming off the oceans into the sky is increasing significantly. This means that every storm is different now because it takes place in a warmer and wetter world. Water vapour if often funneled thousands of kilometers from the oceans over the land, and then much more of it falls at the same time. Look at this downpour that hit Tuscon, AZ., and watch the water splash off the city. They're now calling these things "rain bombs."
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Truth to Power
Performed by OneRepublic
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An illuminating, impassioned follow up from Gore
12 September 2017 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

A decade on from his award winning, socially impacting environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth was released, former presidential candidate Al Gore has chosen to make a follow up film, further highlighting the plight of worldwide climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. He shows how the irresponsibility of certain, advanced nations is having a detrimental impact on the lives of those in smaller, more disadvantaged nations, and even closer to home, and re-ignites his worldwide call for change and accountability, as President Donald Trump removes America from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Ten years is a perfect time for evaluation, if you are trying to achieve something. When a period of time has advanced to double digits, it's time to look back and observe what progress has been made, and what significant changes for the better have occurred that something you were so passionate about and devoted yourself to promoting have resulted in. It would seem, from Truth to Power's existence, that Al Gore was not sufficiently impressed with what had changed in the ten years since the predecessor to this film was released, and so he has once again made a documentary about his worldwide efforts for change.

This time around, it's a far less personal account, with Gore having already divulged his family background and motivations for being so powered up about the environment in the last film, and so we delve headfirst in with him this time around, as he travels to Paris to show support from the USA for the climate cause, and gets caught up in the tragic terror attacks toward the end of the year, as well as to one of the one of the world's biggest polluters, India, to try and get them to find alternatives to coal burning. His sincerity towards the cause is never in doubt, obviously not something he just does to grab votes by exploiting a popular cause, and at times the passion cracks through his voice, as he propels his crusade.

In a time when international terror (not unwisely) seems to be at the top of everyone's concerns, the dour voiced Gore has powered up that slovenly drawl of his once again to make sure we don't forget about a crisis that has every bit as much catastrophic potential. ****


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