More than a decade since An Inconvenient Truth was released, a sequel is set to come out at the Sundance Film Festival. The new documentary will follow Al Gore?s efforts to bring awareness about climate change. Paramount Pictures and Participant Media partner to release the film next year.
Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk direct the sequel to the critically acclaimed documentary. Gore urges everyone to rededicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis. He said in a statement, ?But we have reason to be hopeful; the solutions to the crisis are at hand.?
Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey said, ?We are honored to be working again with Al, Jeff Skoll, and everyone at Participant on a film whose message is as urgent as ever.? Richard Berge and Diane Weyermann are the producers of the film.?It is executive produced by Skoll, Guggenheim, Lawrence Bender, Laurie David, Scott Z. Burns and Lesley Chilcott.
Climate Change: An Inconvenient Truth
An Inconvenient Truth was released in 2006. Davis Guggenheim was the director of the first film. It followed Gore?s campaign to spread the word about global warming.
The first film also premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. It won two Oscars for best documentary feature and best original song. The film was also a blockbuster hit, earning $49.8 million worldwide.
Sundance?s The New Climate Section
The highly anticipated sequel will premiere during Sundance?s The New Climate section. The aforementioned section also includes 14 documentaries, short films and virtual reality experiences focused on the cause. Paramount Pictures plans to release the Inconvenient Truth sequel on the big screens in 2017.
Variety reported that Gore and Skoll will also appear on the festival?s Power of Story panel on January 22. They will appear alongside former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed. Producer Heather Rae and environmentalist and scientist Dr. David Suzuki will also be there. Democracy Now! journalist and broadcaster Amy Goodman is picked to moderate the conversation.
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