Vanity Fair has released online some excerpts from Leonardo DiCaprio’s upcoming eco-documentary, The 11th Hour. The release coincides with the latest May green issue hitting newsstands today in New York and LA, and nationally on the 8th.
As we mentioned earlier, it’s great to see some additional details on the film coming to light. The production process has taken several years and there have been few updates throughout. According to the article,
“The 11th Hour, a feature documentary on environmental ills and possible cures, a kind of state-of-the-earth address with gorgeous pictures and eloquent experts, which DiCaprio is producing, co-writing, and narrating. As he says in this remarkable film, as hopeful as it is alarming, ‘So, we find ourselves on the brink.’ On the brink of what, it is made plain, is up to us.”
Vanity Fair then pulls excerpts in the form of quotes from various people featured throughout the film. Included are Paul Hawken, Herman Daly, David Suzuki, Stephen Schneider, William McDonough and several others. I especially dig this quote from DiCaprio,
“It’s clear humans have had a devastating impact on our planet’s ecological web of life. Because we’ve waited, because we’ve turned our backs on nature’s warning signs, and because our political and corporate leaders have consistently ignored the overwhelming scientific evidence, the challenges we face are that much more difficult. We are in the environmental age whether we like it or not.”
In an advanced screening of an episode of THE GREEN that I was watching last night, Laurie David said something similar. “We are all environmentalists. Everyone loves to go to the beach, walk through the woods. Each of us is a part of the solution,” she said.
The Environmental Age. I like the sound of that. Hit the article for an additional quotes from the film.