An Inconvenient Truth was the film that catapulted global warming from the realm of shit-scared scientists into the popular conscience. Now, a decade after Al Gore’s revelatory, Oscar-winning doco, he’s announced a successor will arrive in 2017.
Gore, former US Vice President and razor-margin presidential election loser to George W. Bush, said the new flick will carry many of the same themes as AIT, but will focus on the positive progress made within the past ten years.
“Now more than ever we must rededicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis. But we have reason to be hopeful; the solutions to the crisis are at hand.”
It will be helmed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, and produced by the same award-winning crew that oversaw AIT.
The currently-unnamed feature will debut at next year’s Sundance Festival. As a demonstration of just how important the issue has become, the new flick will headline The New Climate – the fest’s first-ever themed program.
The announcement comes after Gore met with president-elect and noted climate denier Donald Trump to discuss climate change. At the time, Gore said the sesh was “lengthy and productive.”
Considering Trump also just met noted climate change activist and documentarian Leonardo DiCaprio, the appearance of another high-profile film on the issue probably won’t go astray RN.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.
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