Join Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the topic of climate change, and discovers what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.
About Before the Flood:
Before the Flood, directed by Fisher Stevens, captures a three-year personal journey alongside Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.
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Sorry, I realize I needed to elaborate. I've been quite busy lately, so I haven't had a lot of time for any one thing lately. It may have been better talk about it in SAX, but here goes:
This is a climate change documentary with Leonardo DiCaprio, by National Geographic. In it, you see Leo interviewing several different leaders from around the world on the topic, including President Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Pope Francis, and more. There are some really interesting points in it, but the main thing that sparked my interest was how Leo is at the center of the movie.
I like the fact that they are trying to use Leo to get more people to watch it and increase awareness about it, but honestly, when it comes down to it, I don't think there's enough everyday people that will actually change or be able to change their daily habits enough to make a mark. Sure, many people will watch it, but a lot of the issue comes down to the actions that leaders are taking. Personally, I really like Elon Musk at the moment, as he is working on a lot of sustainable energy solutions.
I didn't mean for this to be such a heavy topic, I just happened to really enjoy the movie. Thoughts?
Oh, and the movie isn't free on youtube after November 6th, I believe.
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