Leonardo DiCaprio is exploring the effects of climate change around the world in the first trailer for the documentary “Before The Flood”.
DiCaprio, who is an environmental activist and UN Messenger Of Peace focused on climate change, leads the charge against the alarming effect humans have on our changing climate in the film. Directed by Fisher Stevens – the actor and Oscar-winning producer behind “The Cove” – the new documentary follows DiCaprio across five continents as he meets with activists, scientists and political leaders including President Barack Obama and Pope Francis to discuss humans’ effect on the environment.
“We’ve known about this for decades, for over half a century. Try to have a conversation with anyone about climate change, people just tune out. And the problem seems to be getting worse and worse and worse,” DiCaprio narrates in the trailer.
“Before The Flood” will open in theatres on October 21 and will air globally in 171 countries and in 41 languages on the National Geographic Channel on October 30.
Environmental causes have long been a passion project for the actor, whose Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has donated $59 million to organizations that support the long-term health and well-being of the earth and its inhabitants. In February when he accepted his Oscar for “The Revenant”, DiCaprio made reference to climate change in his speech.
“Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating,” he said.
It’s DiCaprio’s passion that made director Stevens choose him as the focus of “Before The Flood”.
ET Canada sat down the Stevens following the world premiere of the film at the Toronto International Film Festival.