In this documentary-style film, Leonardo DiCaprio takes a look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.
Before the Flood is a rousing call to action from longtime environmental advocate Leonardo DiCaprio and actor/filmmaker/Oscar-winning documentary producer Fisher Stevens (The Cove). Named as a United Nations Ambassador of Peace, DiCaprio is on a mission. The film follows him as he travels to multiple countries, bearing witness to climate change on a scale that no one should deny.
From the toxic tar sands of Alberta to the frequently flooded streets of Miami Beach, from the smog-choked avenues of Beijing to the incinerated forests of Indonesia, DiCaprio meets with scientists, politicians, and activists to face the facts: natural disasters are becoming more frequent, wildlife is vanishing, communities are being destroyed. What is to be done?
Before the Flood reminds us of the beauty and diversity of our world. It also galvanizes us to do whatever it takes to save the planet — and ourselves.