Leo puts his money where his mouth is by writing and producing feature-length documentary called “11th Hour”
By Lagan Sebert
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today) 3/7/07 — Leonardo DiCaprio will pick where he left off at this year’s Oscars with a call to action on the global warming front by writing and producing a feature length documentary.
The film, titled “11th Hour,” will be a look at the state of the global environment including imaginative and practical solutions for restoring the planet’s ecosystems. The film, which DiCaprio wrote is currently in production and is scheduled for a release later this year.
“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.”
There are two short films narrated by DiCaprio already on the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation website, www.leonardodicaprio.org.
Leo laid down the environmental gauntlet on the on the Academy Awards recently where he joined former Vice President Al Gore in calling for the billion or so viewers to join the battle. Shortly after the segment, Gore won an Oscar moments and a standing ovation after for his feature-length doc “An Inconvenient Truth,” an indication Hollywood is committed to the issue even if Washington isn’t.