‘What a great time to be born! What a great time to be alive! Because this generation gets to, essentially, completely change this world. The great thing about the dilemma we’re in, is that we get to reimagine every single thing we do.’
This is a statement from one of the many experts called upon in Leonardo DiCaprio’s docufilm, The 11th Hour. Here the subject of global warming is taken to a whole new level, delving even deeper into the issues outlined by Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.
‘Al Gore’s film was a launching platform for The 11th Hour,’ says Leonardo. ‘It would have been much harder if An Inconvenient Truth hadn’t come out and moved public opinion in the way that it did. But our movie describes the need for a much deeper level of environmental awareness throughout the world.’
The film, three years in the making, is Leonardo’s personal project ñ funded by him and produced by the company he set up with close friends. However, he leaves it to the experts to impart their message about the environment, allowing them to speak freely’ and talk about the real issues.’
‘If I can help bring information to the people who might not otherwise get it, then that’s great. I want to leave a better world to future generations,’ he says. ‘The 11th Hour highlights the urgency with which we all need to act in order to tackle climate change but it certainly isn’t all doom and gloom.’
The film is already being shown in the United States and will be released in the UK in early 2008.
An 11th Hour Action Meetup group for individuals and business to join is available at www.11thhouraction.com