Leonardo DiCaprio’s new film: Before the Flood

Guest author: Felix Dodds

Leonardo DiCaprio’s new film:’Before the Flood‘ went live and gradually the team behind the film are adding in more and more content this week on the film web site to get ready for global broadcast.

I had the pleasure of working with them and producing the Sustainable Development Goals page.

The film could be one of the most watched film events in history — broadcasting to 500 million homes in 137 countries on National Geographic (NatGeo). It is also more importantly for the millennial folks,  streamed all week on Facebook, Youtube, Hulu, Playstation, and can be viewed on demand on Apple iTunes, Amazon, and GooglePlay.

The website is designed to help those less familiar with the climate issue or are perhaps even a little skeptical. The section called EXPLORE is designed to showcase not only to the latest facts about climate change but also the amazing individuals who have dedicated much (if not all) of their careers to the climate cause. Its a great resource for all campaigns too.

The project is organized through the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

You can support the project through promoting the hashtag #beforetheflood. You can get more details about the platforms here.

The contributors to the project can be found here.

“We need everyone to demand bold action from their political leaders and to elect representatives who have their best interests at heart, not the interests of corporations to perpetuate a cycle of greed and destruction,” says DiCaprio. “This documentary shows how interconnected the fate of all humanity is — but also the power we all possess as individuals to build a better future for our planet.”

Also watch: ScenaRIO – Sustainability in Action

The 25-minute RIO+ documentary was coproduced with 30 volunteer students of the Escola Nacional de Seguros, who participated in the Sustainable Development Semester. Launched in the iconic Odeon Theatre in Rio de Janeiro, the documentary gives voice to grassroots initiatives and creative small businesses in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan region. These iniatitives were mapped by the volunteer students, who were focusing on conscious practices in small businesses that contribute to the SDGs, building a more sustainable and fairer world.

Photo credit: RatPac Documentary Films, LLC and Greenhour Corporation, Inc.

 

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