Leonardo DiCaprio Producer ofÂ Environmental Documentary
“11th Hour” looks at practical solutions to global warming and eco-disasters
Los Angeles, CA (rushprnews) May 21, 2007 – Leonardo DiCaprio,Â Â produced, co-wrote and narratedÂ the “11th Hour”, a feature length documentary thatÂ examines the state of the global environment, and includes visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet’s beleaguered ecosystems.
The documentary tackles an issue that DiCaprio has championed for years as it takes on a renewed urgency in the wake of recent natural disasters, and as increasing global abuse brings the future of our environment into greater question.
The filmÂ co-directed and written by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners, co-founders of Tree Media Group. DiCaprio produced, co-wrote and narrated the project. The team has previously collaborated on Global Warning and Water Planet, short films that can be seen on DiCaprio’s eco-site, www.leonardodicaprio.org.
“11th Hour” produced by Leila Conners Petersen and Brian Gerber for Tree Media Group, and Chuck Castleberry for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
“Global warming is not only the number one environmental challenge we face today, but one of the most important issues facing all of humanity,”said DiCaprio. “We all have to do our part to raise awareness about global warming and the problems we as a people face in promoting a sustainable environmental future for our planet.”
Adam Lewis, investor and environmentalist, came onboard very early in the financing of the film.
Doyle Brunson, renowned poker player and long time environmentalist, who is also financing the film, said, “I know we’ll be able to raise a lot of awareness for an issue that plagues our world and could have devastating consequences down the road if nothing is done.”
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