Last day to watch for free Before the flood, the new Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary
November 7th, 2016
Today is the last day that you can watch the new Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary for free. National Geographic decided to allow people to watch the film Before the Flood for one week up until today on websites such as YouTube, Tweeter or Facebook.
Making this historic premiere, the idea was to educate as many people as possible, having an easy and free access to watch the film. Also, choosing the week that preceded the United States presidential elections wasn’t a coincidence. Bringing the topic on the forefront just before November 8th was in the perspective of mobilising candidates and public to “inspire them to be part of the solution”.
“There is no greater threat to the future of our society than climate change, and it must be a top issue for voters this election season,” said DiCaprio.
“Climate change is real, and we are feeling its effects more and more every day; it’s time we stop arguing its existence, and do everything we can to bring this issue to the forefront of people’s minds so that real action is taken to combat climate change,” told the film’s director, Fisher Stevens.
Ten years after Al Gore’s film, an Inconvenient Truth, Leonardo DiCaprio sounds the alarm again.
The film follows Leonardo DiCaprio as a designated United Nations Messenger of Peace visiting leading scientists, Pope Francis or even Barack Obama to speak about consequences of Climate Change and how we concretely can take part in solving our future. Regarding food diet, carnivores are advised to eat chicken instead of beef or stop buying products which use palm oil. The goal is clearly to spur people changing their habits and thinking in a green way. However, The New York Times asserted that “there’s a fair amount in it that might discourage you from even trying”.
The CEO of National Geographic Global Networks said that “Before The Flood, as well as the award-winning documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, will kick off the National Geographic Channel’s “Earth Week”—a week of programming starting Oct. 30 dedicated to bringing awareness to issues surrounding climate change”.
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