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How Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel” Plans To Convert Viewers Into Activists


The film’s production company has set up a 10-day-long advocacy campaign to get people pushing for the reforms Al Gore calls for in the movie.

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Fast Company - July 26, 2017

By Eillie Anzilotti

When former Vice President Al Gore and the production teams at Participant Media and Paramount Pictures wrapped up the filming of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power–the follow-up to Gore’s first film from 2006, An Inconvenient Truth–Donald Trump was not yet president. The Environmental Protection Agency was not yet helmed by a fossil fuel apologist. And nor had the United States withdrawn from the Paris Agreement and its commitment to presenting a united global front against climate change. In fact, the film draws to a close with Gore leaving the negotiations in Paris in November 2015, cautiously optimistic that the world and his country was on the right path. Read more.

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