AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL:TRUTH TO POWER – Director: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk
Eleven years after the documentary The Inconvenient Truth brought the hard truths about climate change to to the fore, Former US Vice President Al Gore returns with the follow up film An Inconvenient Sequel.
The film follows Gore as he travels the world spreading the word. He refers to himself as a “recovering politician” but it is clear he is still a vastly influential figure on the international stage. The behind the scenes action at the 2015 Paris Accord is fascinating.
It’s also timely, featuring up to date events of Donald Trump turning his back on the agreement, making the film more relevant than the filmmakers probably ever imagined.
I approached this film with quite a bit of apprehension. I didn’t want to be lectured at nor did I want to walk away feeling like the world was completely doomed. I found myself pleasantly surprised… I enjoyed the film much more than I thought I would. I learned a great deal and was impressed that whilst it gave a very sobering view on our situation, it offered positivity and optimism.
I’d hate for this film to be screened only to the converted – it offers so much more and deserves a wide audience
Notes: TIT won 2007 Best Feature Documentary Academy Award USE HASHTAG: #beInconvenient
Rating 4 out of 5 (Suzanne)