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Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Wednesday, January 24

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk (written by Al Gore)
Run time: 98 minutes

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes - in moments both private and public, funny and poignant--as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. 

Source: Official film site. http://www.aninconvenientsequel.com/

The assist surely wasn't intentional, but Donald Trump has provided Al Gore with a heck of an ending for An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, adding a sense of urgency to this dutiful follow-up to the documentary that officially wedded Gore, Hollywood and environmental activism, An Inconvenient Truth.

It's hardly a spoiler that the hopeful notes that Gore sounds during this decade-later sequel about climate action--including his efforts to smooth the way for the Paris Climate Accords-- are delivered a conspicuous setback by Trump's decision to pull out of the agreement. In terms of rallying the faithful, it's hard to think of anything that would do more to call attention to the film and Gore's 25-year crusade.  Source: Brian Lowry, CNN, July 27, 2017


Andrew McElwaine
Vice President for Sustainability
Heinz Foundation