An Inconvenient Truth

Documentary about global warming

An Inconvenient Truth is a documentary film directed by David Guggenheim about Al Gore and his campaign to raise awareness concerning global warming. It was made in 2006 and won an Oscar for best documentary film at the Academy Awards which is pretty incredible. Even if this film is now 8 years old, it is still really relevant because of the message and the ideas that are sent to the viewers. After being Vice President of the United States for Bill Clinton and then losing to George W. Bush in 2000, Al Gore began to give through the United States and worldwide some presentations about climate changes and how it can affect our lives. Interesting fact, when the movie came out, Gore said he had done this presentation for about 1000 times. The documentary, who has been shown the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and also at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, is mostly made out of this presentation with slides . It’s the producer Laurie David who had the idea to do this film after she was so inspired by Gore’s slide show, it turned out to be the ninth highest grossing documentary film with 24$ million in the U.S box office, not bad I guess! Following this movie, Gore has received in 2007 the Nobel Peace Prize because of his campaign. He also created an organization called “The Climate Reality Project” which trained about 1000 activists to give Gore’s presentation in their communities. Not to mention the impact on the public that has been massive, a 2007 survey made by Oxford University showed that 74% of the people who responded had changed some of their habits because of the film. It is remarkable that a simple act like giving conferences can generate so much. This movie should be seen by everyone because it changes your way of seeing environment and human impact on it.

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