Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The 11th Hour (2007)

Ratings: 7.0/10 from 3,639 users 95 min - Documentary


A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.

The 11th Hour is a 2007 documentary film, created, produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, on the state of the natural environment. It was directed by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners and financed by Adam Lewis and Pierre André Senizergues, and distributed by Warner Independent Pictures.

Its world premiere was at the 2007 60th Annual Cannes Film Festival (May 16–27, 2007) and it was released on August 17, 2007, in the year in which the Fourth Assessment Report of the United Nations global warming panel IPCC was published and about a year after Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, another film documentary about global warming.

With contributions from over 50 politicians, scientists, and environmental activists, including former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, physicist Stephen Hawking, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, and journalist Paul Hawken, the film documents the grave problems facing the planet's life systems. Global warming, deforestation, mass species extinction, and depletion of the oceans' habitats are all addressed. The film's premise is that the future of humanity is in jeopardy.

The film proposes potential solutions to these problems by calling for restorative action by the reshaping and rethinking of global human activity through technology, social responsibility and conservation.
Directed by Nadia
Leila  Petersen
Produced by Leonardo DiCaprio
Leila  Petersen
Brian Gerber
Written by Nadia Conners
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leila Conners Petersen
Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio
Music by Jean-Pascal Beintus
Eric Avery
Editing by Luis Alvarez y Alvarez
Distributed by Warner Independent Pictures
Release date(s) August 17, 2007
Running time 92 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget N/A[2]
Box office $985,207[2]

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