Leonardo DiCaprio has long used his celebrity to illuminate issues related to climate change, and that commitment is on display in the groundbreaking new documentary “Before the Flood”.
In the film, DiCaprio travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.
Interviews in the film include U.S. President Barack Obama, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Pope Francis, as well as top NASA researchers, forest conservationists, revered scientists, community leaders and fervent activists working to save the world.
Shot over the course of three years in 10 different countries, “Before the Flood” takes viewers to farflung parts of the world for a firsthand look at deforested palm oil plantations in Indonesia, crumbling glaciers in Greenland and more startling evidence of the impact of climate change.
“Unless you see it and experience it, you don’t really feel it, and nothing gets done,” explains the film’s director, Fisher Stevens. “I tried to make a movie where people would feel like they’re experiencing something, and see the devastation we’ve already done.”