“The 11th Hour” Produced by Leo DiCaprio: A Documentary On Global Warming & Sustainable Alternatives

Leonardo DiCaprio while filming THE 11TH HOUR, a Warner Independent Pictures release.“The 11th Hour” is the last moment when change is possible. The film explores how we’ve arrived at this moment — how we live, how we impact the earth’s ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course. Featuring ongoing dialogues of experts from all over the world, including former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, former head of the CIA R. James Woolsey and sustainable design experts William McDonough and Bruce Mau in addition to over 50 leading scientists, thinkers and leaders who discuss the most important issues that face our planet and people.

Produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners and co-written by DiCaprio, Conners Petersen and Conners, “The 11th Hour” is produced by Chuck Castleberry, Brian Gerber, Conners Petersen and DiCaprio.

THE documentary about the dangers of global warming.” Source

The film is full of broll/news clips as well as interviews including Jim Hansen, David Suzuki, David Orr, Bruce Mau, Lester Brown, Ray Anderson, Leo Grand, Gorbachev, Peter Coyote, Peter Marshall, Kenny Ausubel, Sandra Postral, James Woolsey, Thom Hartman, Paul Hawken, Stephen Hawking, William Mcdonough, and others.

The film carries the audience across the issues facing the biosphere with the last 30 minutes entirely devoted to renewable and sustainable alternatives. The film is being described by John Raatz the PR Director as “An Inconvenient Truth on steroids”.

“The film posits that in many ways, humanity has detached itself from nature, and grown accustomed to using without thinking to manage the earth’s resources. “The big rupture came in the 1800s, with the steam engine, the fossil fuel age, the industrial revolution,” says Nathan Gardels, author, editor and Media Fellow of the World Economic Forum. “This was a great rupture from earlier forms and rhythms of life, which were generally regenerative. What happened after the industrial revolution was that nature was converted to a resource and that resource was seen as, essentially, eternally abundant. This led to the idea, and the conception behind progress which is: limitless growth, limitless expansion.” (http://wippub.warnerbros.com/ )

The 11th Hour’s initial release is in NY and LA this weekend and plans for a 800 theater release roll out over the next couple of weeks.

The movie opens on August 17th.

To view the 11th Hour trailer CLICK HERE.

For more information on the film, visit http://wip.warnerbros.com/11thhour/

The trailer not only gave me goosebumps, but it gave me hope. This documentary isn’t designed to scare you, its designed to inspire. The trailer finished, and I truly wanted to do something, immediately. I encourage everyone to please see it, as the end offers us alternatives and solutions, not panic. I urge you to see it, not as an environmentalist, but as fellow member of this world, as another Jane Doe who can make a difference. – Dena Ventrudo, Assistant Editor of Merlian News

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by Reviewer
The 11th Hour examines the human relationship with earth from its earliest glimmers of innovation to the challenges humanity faces in the present to the possibilities of the future. “It was the human mind that was the key to our very survival,” David Suzuki, an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster, says in the film. “Now, when you think that we evolved in Africa about a hundred and fifty thousand years ago, and compared to the other animals that must have been on the plains of that time, we weren’t very impressive. We weren’t very many; we weren’t very big; we weren’t gifted with special senses. The one thing, the key to our survival and our taking over the planet, was the human brain. But because the human mind invented the concept of a future, we’re the only animal on the planet that actually was able to recognize: we could affect the future by what we do today.”(http://wippub.warnerbros.com/)