The heart-throb of millions, Leonardo DiCaprio, has not been shy in proclaiming his passion towards making the world a more sustainable place. With him raising the issue on the eve of his first ever Oscar win, to being a United Nations representative, DiCaprio has left to stone unturned in spreading the word. And in the latest news of his attempts, he has launched a new documentary called, Before the Flood in collaboration with National Geographic.
The best part is, the documentary is available for free on YouTube until November 6th. After that, it will be premiered worldwide in theatres and the National Geographic Channel.
The film features DiCaprio travelling across the globe trying to explore the impact of the man-made global warming. And being wary of the pollution he was causing while travelling; he tried to offset it by paying a voluntary carbon tax payment.
It seems as DiCaprio has put all his heart into the documentary, as it features his talks with the likes of President Barack Obama, Pope Francis, John Kerry, and Elon Musk. The film is a product of DiCaprio’s passion and talent and Fisher Stevens’s magic, who is the documentarian behind The Cove, 2010’s award-winning film on the issue of dolphin hunting in Japan.
While talking about the documentary, DiCaprio explained its purpose, “We wanted to create a film that gave people a sense of urgency, that made them understand what particular things are going to solve this problem. We bring up the issue of a carbon tax, for example, which I haven’t seen in a lot of documentaries. Basically, sway a capitalist economy to try to invest in renewables, to bring less money and subsidies out of oil companies. These are the things that are really going to make a massive difference.”
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