'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power' follows the politician's environmental efforts over the last ten years.
A sequel to one of the top grossing documentaries the US has ever seen, 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power' is set to arrive in theatres this summer more than 10 years after it's predecessor 'An Inconvenient Truth'. Al Gore is still firmly behind this international movement to end the global warming horror.
Al Gore aims to combat climate change in 'An Inconvenient Sequel'
A cinéma vérité documentary that follows former US Vice President on his mission to rally the government behind environmental causes, 'An Inconvenient Sequel' looks at the progress that has been made since the original film aired, as well as the troubles the Earth has faced since then and outlining the extent of the work that still needs to be done.
'It kind of has a double meaning. Everyone knows the phrase 'speak truth to power' and that is, in a sense, exactly what this movie is intended to do', he explained at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of the movie. 'But there is also a sense in which truth is, in itself, a form of power. Mahatma Gandhi said 'truth force' was the most powerful force in the world. The truth does have a way of drawing people toward it, even if it is inconvenient as the last movie described it.'
Al recognises that accepting the truth of the fate of this world if we are to ignore the signs is a difficult task, but we need to think about future generations. 'This is a moral challenge', he continued. 'We owe an obligation to our children and grandchildren not to leave them a world that is degraded and partly destroyed. We want them to be proud of us that we recognised what the scientists were warning us about and responded in a way that safeguarded their future.'
Global warming is a real problem and it's happening now
Bonni Cohen ('The Rape of Europa') and Jon Shenk ('Lost Boys of Sudan') take over the director's chair from Davis Guggenheim, following Al Gore on his lecture tours and meetings with various government officials from around the world. It also puts a big emphasis on the threat that President Donald Trump has on the landmark Paris Agreement of 2016, which aimed to unite a multitude of nations to do their bit in combating climate change.
'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power' will be released on July 28th 2017.
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