From his role as a United Nations representative to his rousing environmentalist speech at this year’s Oscars, DiCaprio has done everything he can to spread the word. Now, he’s going one step farther and making his new documentary, Before the Flood, available for free on YouTube. If you’re interested in watching it on the small screen, you’ll have to act fast – it’s only going to be online through November 6th. After that, you’ll need to catch it in theaters or on National Geographic.
UPDATE: Alright guys, the free viewing time for the video seems to be over.
We can use this thread to chat about the film.
It is just so frightening how very close we are to destroying this beautiful planet beyond what humans can survive. I'm sure Mother Earth will survive, but would like to think my great great . . . grandchildren will be able to see and experience all the beauty She has to offer those of us willing to see.
Wonderful documentary, but so sad. But so full of hope as well. I hope everyone will watch it and take away that they CAN make a difference.
I particularly like the graphics the astronaut (can't remember his name) put together. Beautiful, as well as frightening.
Watched it recently. Not surprisingly, it's very well made. However, I wouldn't recommend watching it. It's a shame that awareness towards environmental issues, pollution and destruction, is layered over political motivations and interests, rather than the issues themselves. In both the short and long run, history and logic say it'll go in the wrong direction; less solutions, more problems.
I have a hard time hearing people moan about the state of environmental affairs and the dire need to change our lifestyles when these people are also part of the monstrously destructive entertainment industry. It blows
Wonderful documentary, but so sad. But so full of hope as well.
I agree that this was a very well made film, in a glossy Hollywood kind of way, but it had a sensationalistic media effect on me that I do not appreciate and at the same time focused too much of it's energy on the problems and not on the solutions.
For instance: it's great to point out the destruction of South Asia for Palm Plantations, and show a weird quick graphic with all the big food profiteer's logos but what about showing some Willie Smits?
What about some Tony Rinaudo? While Musk and others have some solutions on a Giga scale, how about turning up a little bit about Rocket Mass Heaters which save so much carbon?
Common people want solutions that common people can and are implementing.
All in all the film is worth watching, but I think it needs a part II.
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