A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change 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. 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 private and public, funny and poignant—as he pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
Renowned filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (Audrie & Daisy, 2016 Sundance Film Festival) have taken the baton from 2006 Academy Award–winner Davis Guggenheim. What started then as a profound slide show lecture has become a gorgeously cinematic excursion. Our extraordinary former vice president invites us along on an inspirational journey across the globe that delivers the tools to heal our planet. The question is: Will WE choose to take the baton?
Bonni Cohen has produced and directed award-winning films including The Island President, winner of the 2011 TIFF People's Choice Documentary Award. She produced and directed The Rape of Europa, earning PGA and WGA award nominations. Bonni also co-directed Audrie & Daisy, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and she executive-produced 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets (2015 Sundance Film Festival).
Jon Shenk has directed and photographed many award-winning films, including The Island President, winner of the 2011 TIFF People’s Choice Documentary Award, and Lost Boys of Sudan, winner of a 2004 Film Independent Spirit Award. He co-directed and photographed Audrie & Daisy (2016 Sundance Film Festival). Shenk was DP for the Academy Award–winning Smile Pinki, and he won an Emmy for Blame Somebody Else.