Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this captivating documentary explores the perilous state of our planet, and the means by which we can change our course. Contributing to this crucial film are noted politicians, scientists and other ambassadors for the importance of a universal ecological consciousness.
“We reached out to independent experts on the front lines of what could be the greatest challenge of our time: the collapse of our planet’s ecosystems and our search for solutions to create a sustainable future,” says Leonardo DiCaprio.
“We ourselves wanted to understand why humans were on a crash course with nature, and what we had to do to change course,” says co-writer/co-director/producer Leila Conners Petersen. Her sister and collaborator, Nadia Conners, adds, “One of the great things about doing this project was being able to meet people that inspired me or opened my mind through their work and writings. It was a great honor and a huge learning experience.”
The 11th Hour examines the human relationship with earth from its earliest glimmers of innovation, to the challenges humanity faces in the present, to the possibilities of the future.
“It was the human mind that was the key to our very survival,” David Suzuki, an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster, says in the film. “Now, when you think that we evolved in Africa about a hundred and fifty thousand years ago, and compared to the other animals that must have been on the plains of that time, we weren’t very impressive. We weren’t very many; we weren’t very big; we weren’t gifted with special senses. The one thing, the key to our survival and our taking over the planet, was the human brain. But because the human mind invented the concept of a future, we’re the only animal on the planet that actually was able to recognize: we could affect the future by what we do today.”
The film posits that in many ways, humanity has detached itself from nature, and grown accustomed to using without thinking to manage the earth’s resources.
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4 Comments / User Reviews
Leonardo is hypocrite garbage. I live near the tar sands. That is a cleanup project. Before humans started refining and cleaning up the oil that NATURALLY SPILLS OUT OF THE GROUND, the tribes around there would get sick and die from the water. They could not grow anything in the soil because it was all contaminated. Now the area has clean drinking water, the river is clean with an eco system again, the ground where they have cleaned up the oil is being used as grazing land for animals.
This movie is not well made, it is an absolute fear mongering lie that does not tell whole truths and blatant lies. I grew up in the oilfield industry and energy sector, I have seen how all of this works first hand my whole life. With how clean Canada buns their energy, and with how environmentally safe the companies have to be, we are not even making a dent in the emissions of the world when you consider how much forest we have eating Carbon Dioxide.
What a joke. People are so simple and gulible. Why attack Canada? Has anyone checkked in on China lately? Fools
“Heaven & earth will pass away but My Words will by no means pass away…the Word that I speak will judge him in the Last Day.”
Hahaha, Leo kills it in his latest movie. I wish I’d never seen Inception! It’s such a crazy movie that I think it killed the chances for me to enjoy any other movie!
This extreamly well made film has changed my, and hopefully others, outlook on industries, water, global warming, and the earth in general. If we do not do anything to help out Mother Earth, the consequences will most definitely be unpleasing and deadly. We must come together as a human race to rise up to fix these messes. On a personal level, one might choose to ride a bike instead of drive a car, use email instead of writing letters, reuse as much as you can, and turn off lights. All of these actions may seem small, but if one person sees another person doing this, they may start to do it, and others will follow, and eventually a whole community will join the cause. After a town is converted, cities will follow as will countries. Please readers, help save our currently beautiful planet. Do it for our sake, do it for our children’s sake, and most importantly, do it for our planet Earth’s sake.
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