The Eco-Hip Flick
Leonardo DiCaprio narrates and produces The 11th Hour, which expresses environmental catastrophe in a mélange of images showing multiple disasters around the world, intertwining it with commentary from experts of all backgrounds.
This fast-paced movie covers every corner of the environmental dilemma facing our society, offering glimpses of problems and possible solutions. The dramatic presentation of information is occasionally muted by reflective scenes of DiCaprio contemplating the issues at hand. Though designed for the average American afflicted with A.D.D., a disorder which the movie points out is potentially caused by environmental influences, the film succeeds in communicating urgency and a touch of hope for the environmental crisis we face.
In conjunction with the movie, a website with extra clips and interviews expands on many of the twenty-second sound bites covered in the movie. What sets the site apart from traditional movie sites is that it includes current news about environmental issues and links to relevant blogs, providing film viewers with a source of further information and action.Tweet