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Before the Flood

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Before the Flood

This vivid piece of environmental advocacy contains enough information to persuade any open-minded viewer about the threats of climate change. Oscar-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens (The Cove) teams up with producer/host Leonardo DiCaprio to track DiCaprio’s two-year journey around the world as a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Learning everything he can by joining scientists on expeditions, including an investigation of Caribbean coral reefs on the research ship Alucia, and meeting with political leaders and activists, DiCaprio searched for—and found—hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news. “This documentary shows how interconnected the fate of all humanity is—but also the power we all possess as individuals to build a better future for our planet,” says DiCaprio.

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Q&A with filmmaker Fisher Stevens, Alucia Head of Production Jennifer Hile, and NRDC Chief Planning Officer Dale Bryk
Q&A with filmmaker Fisher Stevens, Alucia Head of Production Jennifer Hile, and NRDC Chief Planning Officer Dale Bryk
Wednesday, Oct. 18 2017, 7:30
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Fisher Stevens has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years. His versatility in the industry is evident from his wide range of credits, from acting to producing to directing, and from film to television to theater and working with the United Nations. Stevens recently directed Before The Flood with Leonardo DiCaprio, produced Louie Psihoyos’ Racing Extinction, his follow-up to the Oscar®-winning documentary The Cove, co-directed “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds” for HBO (for which he has been nominated for two Emmy Awards) and produced Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang, the opening-night documentary at Sundance 2016.

An emmy-nominated, 20-year veteran of the industry, Jennifer Hile’s worked in more than 25 countries on all 7 continents. She’s produced shows for National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, BBC, A&E, and TLC, as well short films showcased in the Oceans Hall at the Smithsonian Museum, and commercial/digital work for clients like and Google and Microsoft. At the start of her career, Jennifer sailed a 25-foot sloop across the Indian Ocean and up the Red Sea to document the beauty and animals of the sea.  Working with a ship like the Alucia is a continuation of her lifetime commitment to ocean exploration.

Dale Bryk is Chief Planning and Integration officer for the Natural Resources Defense Council, which aims to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends

This film is part of the Focus on Nature 2017 series.

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