The Democratic National Convention continued last night with more high-profile speeches from Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine, current Vice President Joe Biden, and the President of the United States Barack Obama. However, it also featured a short film from one of the most prominent directors working today, and it was introduced by an iconic leading lady.
Actress Sigourney Weaver, who played protagonist Ripley in James Cameron’s “Aliens,” his beloved sequel to “Alien,” introduced a short film directed by Cameron about climate change entitled “Not Reality TV.” Narrated by Weaver, the film demonstrates the catastrophic effect global warming has on the country and attacked Republican nominee Donald Trump for his vicious denial of climate change.”As an American,” Weaver says in her introduction. “I am also deeply concerned about my family’s future, about our shared future as a nation. Because that future is at risk.” The film also features Jack Black, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Watch both the introduction and the film below.
In an earlier statement to reporters, Cameron said that, “We made this film to show the reality of climate change — how it’s directly affecting millions of people each day. As I’ve said before, to save our planet we need to mobilize like we did during World War II — the threat to our country and children is that severe.”
Cameron is best known for directing a string of blockbuster films, including “The Terminator,” “The Abyss,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “True Lies,” “Titanic,” and most recently, the smash success “Avatar.” Weaver was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in “Aliens.”
The DNC continues tonight with a headlining speech from nominee Hillary Clinton.