Hollywood’s leading environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio is taking another effort to fight climate change. “I just want to know how far we’ve gone and if there is anything we can do to stop it,” underlines the Academy-Award-winning actor in the trailer of his documentary Before the Flood.
Directed by Fisher Stevens, the film premieres at the South by South Lawn (SXSL) festival at the White House. Earlier this year, President Obama traveled to South by Southwest in Austin for a conversation on civic engagement and to challenge creative thinkers and entrepreneurs from across the country to help tackle our toughest challenges. Inspired by the South by Southwest festival, the event South by South Lawn brings together creators, innovators, and organizers who work day in and day out to improve the lives of people around the world.
Leonardo Di Caprio is going to discuss with President Obama and climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe the importance of protecting the planet for future generations. In his new documentary Before he Flood, the actor can be seen when he was speaking at the U.N. about environmental issues and met with personalities such as President Barack Obama, Elon Musk and Pope Francis.
“Climate change is the most critical and urgent problem facing our world today, and it must be a top issue for voters this election day,” said DiCaprio according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Fisher and I set out to make a film that not only educates people about the challenges we face if we fail to act, but one which also shows the solutions we can implement if we can find the political will to do so. We need leaders not only in the United States, but across the globe, who believe in the science of climate change and who have the courage to take a stand for our planet. Bringing this film to college campuses is a key component to engaging young voters to hold our leaders accountable.”
Before the Flood will be released theatrically on October 21, followed by going on air globally on the National Geographic Channel on October 30.
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