The follow-up to 2006's 'An Inconvenient Truth' will screen at next week's Sundance Film Festival
Almost a decade since the Al Gore environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth won two Academy Awards, the Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President will follow it up with a new feature, now officially called An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.
The film will receive its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival next week, with Gore set to attend the screening.
Like the 2006 film, which claimed the Oscar for ‘Best Documentary Feature’ and ‘Best Original Song’ and was directed by Davis Guggenheim, An Inconvenient Sequel will explore the climate-change crisis. But instead of a formal presentation fronted by the statesman, the new film will follow Al Gore as he moves around the world, seeing firsthand the effects of global warming on the global community.
The film will be released worldwide later in the year.
“Now, more than ever, we must rededicate ourselves to solving the climate crises,” Gore said when the film was announced as the launch title for this year’s Sundance Festival. “But we have reason to be hopeful. The solutions to the crisis are at hand.”
The sequel will screen as part of Sundance’s New Climate programme, a selection of a dozen documentaries that explore the environment. Others slated to show include Chasing Coral, about the bleaching of coral reefs, and Trophy, about the ethical dilemmas of big game hunting and conservation.
“My own engagement on climate change began more than 40 years ago, and the urgency I felt then has only grown stronger given its very real and increasingly severe consequences,” said Sundance founder Robert Redford.
“If we are going to avoid the worst-case scenario, then we must act boldly and immediately, even in the face of indifference, apathy and opposition.”