I have already written about Al Gore's powerful warning about global climate change - the former US vice-president gave two remarkable speeches at TED in February, putting undisputable data on the table and suggesting actions. "An Inconvenient Truth", a film trailing Gore as he travels from city to city giving those speeches and trying to raise awareness of the imminent danger, is about to hit the big screens, first in the US on May 24 and then hopefully around the world (It was premiered at the Sundance film festival and got a standing ovation).
Produced by Larry Bender (of "Pulp Fiction" and "Kill Bill" fame) and by Participant Productions (I wrote about them here), "An Inconvenient Truth" is a documentary, strongly fact-based but dramatized, as you can see from the three-minutes trailer that has just been posted on Apple's website.
Here is what David Remnick of the New Yorker has to say about the movie:
It is, to be perfectly honest (and there is no way of getting around this), a documentary film about a possibly retired politician giving a slide show about the dangers of melting ice sheets and rising sea levels. It has a few lapses of mise en scène. (...) “An Inconvenient Truth” is a brilliantly lucid, often riveting attempt to warn Americans off our hellbent path to global suicide. “An Inconvenient Truth” is not the most entertaining film of the year. But it might be the most important. (full article)
Al Gore, btw, also features prominently on the cover of Hollywood favorite magazine Vanity Fair's "green issue", just published. In an essay, Gore writes about the "dire warnings that the worst catastrophe in the history of human civilization is bearing down on us, gathering strength as it comes", but also affirms that "we can solve this crisis".