November 1, 2016

You Can Now Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s New Climate Change Documentary for Free

The Scorsese-produced 'Before the Flood' premiered at TIFF and is now online courtesy of National Geographic.

Global Warming is real and Leonardo DiCaprio is on a mission to prove it. As part of his efforts, he enlisted the help of Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens of dolphin-nightmareThe Cove fame. According to National Geographic, the two traveled across five continents and the Arctic "to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time." The result is a film entitled Before the Flood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90CkXVF-Q8M

The documentary, which was produced by National Geographic and one Martin Scorsese, premiered at TIFF in September to critical acclaim. It is now available for free on a ton of platforms including Hulu, Facebook and the YouTube as part of an effort to get as many people to see it as possible.

DiCaprio has been heralded for his work as an environmental activist and was even made a U.N. Messenger of Peace back in 2014. The film covers a three-year journey, during which DiCaprio speaks with various politicians, scientists, and some of the world's most influential figures including Barack Obama, Pope Francis, and Elon Musk.     

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Groan...another guilt trip from a self-righteous actor who spews more carbon in a single jet trip to location than I will in my lifetime.

November 1, 2016 at 4:26PM, Edited November 1, 4:30PM

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Jeffrey Norman
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There is something wrong with you

November 1, 2016 at 4:58PM

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Why should be something wrong with him? It's pure ideology. And it's pure hypocrisy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGCfiv1xtoU

November 1, 2016 at 6:44PM

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Tiago Carvalhas
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Good one.

November 3, 2016 at 9:03PM

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zetty
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Trying to respond to Jeffery Norman up there but it looks like my comment is responding to Tiago Carvalhas

November 2, 2016 at 2:08AM, Edited November 2, 2:11AM

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Ehab Eazy Ismail
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Lol your cynicism is preventing you from actually looking at the real matter here and the focus of the documentary. It's sad that you're so driven by your emotions that you cant set your personal beliefs about an actor aside and look at the matter objectively, because you should. Climate change, science, and are not a matter of opinion.

Funny enough, if you actually watched the film instead of writing uninsipred "anti-" comments, you would know that Leo makes it very clear of his past ignorance and how much he knows he consumes more than the average American, who already consume loads more than global averages. He admits it with humility, knowing that he is worse than the masses.

Watch the film man, and cut the lazy, uninspired cynical BS.

November 2, 2016 at 2:10AM

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Ehab Eazy Ismail
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I watched the film and learned a few things. I had kinda scoffed at the cattle-methane thing but it made sense. Though I'm a beefeater I will cut back some and eat more poultry. Another takeaway was the palm oil industry - what a freakin' disaster and the saddest thing is, besides the environmental damage, it's a terrible thing for humans to consume, just artery clogging crap! To cut down all that jungle/forest to replace it with palm oil farms is insane. There was definitely a lot of politicking going on throughout, I'm not a denier, I actually study the ice pack and global temps and listen to all the various theories (there is NO consensus) and have been to Antarctica, which he did a crappy job covering and didn't mention that the ice there is actually growing to record size, NOT melting. A lot of panic etc and stupid statements using words like unprecedented and catastrophic for things that are neither. Anyways, I recommend watching but not a great doc from a filmmaking perspective, just average.

November 2, 2016 at 4:53AM

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Lance Bachelder
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You, Thank you.

November 3, 2016 at 1:42AM

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Jorge Díaz Arjona
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So much bullshit in this so-called documentary by the world's biggest climate hypocrite. Did he rent another 3000 foot yacht for this one? I live where they filmed the Revenant. He was going crazy in the media here yelling about the warm chinook winds melting the snow as sign of an environmental apocalypse when they have been doing that for thousands of years. That says a lot about his lack of knowledge in this area. Only fools get their information from self proclaimed Hollywood prophets.

November 3, 2016 at 6:25PM, Edited November 3, 6:27PM

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November 27, 2016 at 2:01AM, Edited November 27, 2:01AM

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Ken Wood
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