Arts • 02 Nov, 2016
DI CAPRIO’S ‘BEFORE THE FLOOD’ LAUNCHES ON NAT GEO’S YOUTUBE
Oscar Winner Delivers Personal Opus on Climate Change
If you’re still not convinced of the existence of climate change, you might like to consider the weather we’ve been having. Or, you might just want to watch this free documentary starring one of the biggest movie stars in the world.
Available to stream at no cost for the next three days only, the documentary had already been viewed 3.5million times at the time of writing. Travelling the world to meet with everyone from respected climate change leaders in India, China, President Barack Obama, Elon Musk, the Pope himself and locals in under-threat islands in the Pacific, Leo uncovers the usual alarming statistics, visits Palm Oil plantations in Indonesia, Fossil fuel operations in Canada and films some amazing pictures from above and below the earth’s surface. The Beef and Cattle industry are firmly in the films sights, and it also includes some glimpses behind the scenes of The Revenant, after the film is forced to relocate due to a lack of snow.
Overall, it’s gripping viewing and we think you should take a look. Executive Producer is Leo’s old mate Martin Scorsese, and scoring the whole thing are the band Mogwai along with former Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor.
Before The Flood: The Science is Clear. The Future is Not.
Words by JA