“I just want to know how far we’ve gone and if there is anything we can do to stop it,” says the Oscar winner in the trailer as he’s seen traveling all over the world, speaking in front of the U.N. about environmental issues, meeting with influential people like Pope Francis, President Barack Obama and Elon Musk.
Directed by Fisher Stevens, DiCaprio will present the film at the first South by South Lawn at the White House on October 3rd, where he will have a discussion with Obama and climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe about the importance of protecting the planet for future generations.
“Climate change is the most critical and urgent problem facing our world today, and it must be a top issue for voters this election day,” said DiCaprio according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Fisher and I set out to make a film that not only educates people about the challenges we face if we fail to act, but one which also shows the solutions we can implement if we can find the political will to do so. We need leaders not only in the United States, but across the globe, who believe in the science of climate change and who have the courage to take a stand for our planet. Bringing this film to college campuses is a key component to engaging young voters to hold our leaders accountable.”
DiCaprio is one of Hollywood’s leading environmental activist. In 2014, he teamed up with Netflix for the documentary “Virunga,” about a team who risk their lives to protect gorillas from poachers. The film went on to be nominated for an Academy Award.
“Before the Flood” will be released in limited theatrical release on October 21 and will air globally on the National Geographic Channel on October 30.
Check out the trailer below.