11th Hour (2007)
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Turn Mankind's Darkest Hour Into its Finest.
|Humankind's 11th hour is here: the last moment when we can change course and stop our rush toward global ecological collapse. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio produces and narrates this urgent and transformational look at where we've been, where we're going and - most important - how we can change. Thinkers from Mikhail Gorbachev to Stephen Hawking to sustainable design expert William McDonough and dozens more reveal the current, critical state of life on planet Earth. Astonishing images of floods, fires, hurricanes, collapsing ice cliffs and growing mountains of waste juxtaposed with images of a sustainable future urge us to take action. Will we employ exciting new technologies and change our behavior to save our planet? The crisis is now; but we do have the solutions to save this unique blue planet for future generations.|
"...priority viewing for anyone interested in the future of our frighteningly compromised planet. Gary Goldstein, Reel.com
"...layered insights and polished presentation...[provide] effective showcasing as an educational tool. Justin Chang, Variety
"Exhilarating...leaves you wanting more! Los Angeles Times
"Essential viewing. An unnerving, surprisingly affecting documentary. Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
Editor's NoteEnvironmental documentary 11th HOUR resides at the polar opposite of escapist summer fare, its mission to firmly confront viewers about the indelible human footprint that humans have left on this planet, and the catastrophic effects of environmental neglect and abuse. Produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, and ably directed by Nadia Conners and Leila Conners Peterson, the documentary doesn't get much fancier than talking heads, news footage, and the occasional animated illustration, but its message is potent and delivered effectively.The first hour of the film is essentially a horror story, recounting the myriad sins perpetrated against the environment (pollution, deforestation, over-mining resources), the reasons behind it (corporate greed, faulty public policy, bad leadership, ignorance), and what it means for the human race. Thankfully, the last third of the movie tilts the mood upward, with a spirited discussion of solutions, offered by a crack team of scientists, designers, and thinkers. Stirring visions of alternate energy sources, diversified transportation, enlightened governmental agendas, sustainable homes and cities, and, most importantly, more conscious consumer choices leave viewers with the palpable feeling that change is both necessary and possible. If the "eleventh hour" for our planet is drawing near, this admirable film points confidently towards a new dawn.
Cast & Crew
|Irmelin DiCaprio - Executive Producer|
|Jean-Pascal Beintus - Original Music By|
|Leila Conners Petersen - Director|
|Leonardo DiCaprio - Producer|
|Leonardo DiCaprio - Narrated By|
|Leonardo DiCaprio, et. al. - Writer|
|Luis Alvarez y Alvarez - Editor|
|Mikhail Gorbachev - Featuring|
|Nadia Conners - Director|
|Peter Youngblood Hills - Cinematographer|
|Pietro Scalia - Editor|
|Stephen Hawking - Featuring|
|William McDonough - Featuring|