"BEFORE THE FLOOD / ANTES QUE SEA TARDE"
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The film shows DiCaprio visiting various regions of the globe exploring the impact of man-made global warming. As a narrator, DiCaprio comments these encounters as well as archive footages. DiCaprio repeatedly references a 15th-century triptych by Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights, which he uses as an analogy of the present course of the Earth toward potential ruin as depicted on its final panel.
If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.
Stream the film for free on National Geographic Channels through Nov. 7
"ANTES QUE SEA TARDE/BEFORE THE FLOOD" es una película documental sobre el cambio climático dirigida por Fisher Stevens. La película fue producida por una colaboración entre Stevens, Leonardo DiCaprio, James Packer, Brett Ratner, Trevor Davidoski, y Jennifer Davisson Killoran. Martin Scorsese es un productor ejecutivo. Revelado por DiCaprio el 9 de septiembre, en el año 2016 de Toronto Internacional Film Festival, el documental se estrenará el 30 de octubre del 2016 en National Geographic Channel.
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From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award®-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet. Beyond the steps we can take as individuals, the film urges viewers to push their elected officials in supporting the use of alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. “We need everyone to demand bold action from their political leaders and to elect representatives who have their best interests at heart, not the interests of corporations to perpetuate a cycle of greed and destruction,” says DiCaprio. “This documentary shows how interconnected the fate of all humanity is — but also the power we all possess as individuals to build a better future for our planet.”
Follow Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels around the globe to witness first hand the devastating effects of climate change and what can be done to solve the climate crisis.
Meet leading experts on the front lines of climate change — scientists, politicians, faith leaders and visionaries all working to create a sustainable future.
Explore the science behind climate change, what’s causing it and the special interests that have been fighting progress on this critical issue.
Discover the many solutions we can implement today, which will prevent the worst impacts of climate change and unlock a clean energy revolution.
At the European premiere in London in October 2016, DiCaprio introduced the film as follows:
"Before The Flood is the product of an incredible three-year journey that took place with my co-creator and director Fisher Stevens. We went to every corner of the globe to document the devastating impacts of climate change and questioned humanity's ability to reverse what may be the most catastrophic problem mankind has ever faced. There was a lot to take on. All that we witnessed on this journey shows us that our world's climate is incredibly interconnected and that it is at urgent breaking point.(...)
We wanted to create a film that gave people a sense of urgency, that made them understand what particular things are going to solve this problem. We bring up the issue of a carbon tax, for example, which I haven't seen in a lot of documentaries. Basically, sway a capitalist economy to try to invest in renewables, to bring less money and subsidies out of oil companies. These are the things that are really going to make a massive difference. (...) We need to use our vote ... We cannot afford to have political leaders out there that do not believe in modern science or the scientific method or empirical truths … We cannot afford to waste time having people in power that choose to believe in the 2 percent of the scientific community that is basically bought off by lobbyists and oil companies."
The film's soundtrack was written and performed by Mogwai, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Gustavo Santaolalla.
Directed by Fisher Stevens
Produced by Fisher Stevens
Jennifer Davisson Killoran
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio
Music by Gustavo Santaolalla
Distributed by National Geographic Channel
Release dates October 30, 2016
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
The film received positive reviews from critics, currently holding an 8.6 out of 10 rating on IMDB based on 2744 reviews as of Oct 31 2016.
Before The Flood was described as 'surprisingly moving' in W (magazine) and as 'a heartfelt, decent, educational documentary about the most important issue of our time' by The Guardian.
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Before the Flood premieres in theaters on October 21st and will air globally on the National Geographic Channel on October 30th in 171 countries and 45 languages. The film is directed by Fisher Stevens and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Fisher Stevens, Jennifer Davisson and Trevor Davidoski with Brett Ratner and James Packer of RatPac Entertainment. It was written by Mark Monroe and Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese, Adam Bardach, Mark Monroe, and Zara Duffy. The film is edited by Geoffrey Richman A.C.E., Ben Sozanski, Abhay Sofsky, and Brett Banks. The Director of Photography is Antonio Rossi. The Executive Music Producers are Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross with original music by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Mogwai and Gustavo Santaolalla.
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