Cinema for Change: The 11th Hour

“If Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth was a warning, The 11th Hour is the red alert.”

eleventhhour.jpgLeonardo DiCaprio’s The 11th Hour is a feature length documentary about the environmental crises caused by human actions and their impact on the planet.

The 11th Hour is the last moment when change is possible. The film explores how we’ve arrived at this moment – how we live, how we impact the earth’s ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course. Featuring ongoing dialogues of experts from all over the world, including former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, former head of the CIA R. James Woolsey and sustainable design experts William McDonough and Bruce Mau in addition to over 50 leading scientists, thinkers and leaders who discuss the most important issues that face our planet and people.

However, the most powerful element of The 11th Hour is not a portrait of a planet in crisis, but the offering of hope and solutions. Scientists and environmental advocates such as David Orr and Gloria Flora paint a portrait for a radically new and exciting future in which humanity seeks not to dominate the earth’s life systems, but to mimic them and coexist. The 11th Hour calls for a future now within our grasp that is both sustainable and healthier.

Watch the trailer:

Special guests from DEAL Pakistan, the official consultants for Shanghai Shen Gong Environmental Protection Company and architects of the anti-littering campaign Don’t Mess with Karachi will facilitate a discussion on what the future of Pakistan looks like in terms of renewable energies, recycling and waste management.

Our radio partner for this event is Radio 1 FM 91. Thank you for doing your bit to raise awareness about the environmental crisis.

Date: Saturday 14th June, 2008

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