Before the Flood starring Leonardo DiCaprio shows him travelling the entire world showing the effects of climate change all over the world.
The documentary — which had lackluster publication — first debuted in September at the Toronto International Film Festival. On October 21, the documentary opened in theaters.
National Geographic had secured the rights of the film and released it on YouTube for free viewing. The video was also embedded on Twitter, Facebook, Hulu and the website of National Geographic itself.
The filmmakers’ intentions are clear that it is a message to all people that climate change issues are real and they are having adverse effects that could lead to humanity’s extinction.
DiCaprio said of the film:
“We cannot afford, at this critical moment in time, to have leaders in office that do not believe in the modern science of climate change,” he said. “We need to galvanize the world community to put in office people who are not only believers in the science, but are going to take rapid action immediately. And that’s why we wanted this film to come out before the next election, because as we’ve cited in this film, the United States is the largest contributor to this issue. We need to set the example for the rest of the world to follow.”