One Man’s Mission
02 Mar 2006
After losing his presidential campaign ex-vice President and champion of civil rights, Al Gore, embarked on a quest to emphasise the importance of tackling climate change.
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After losing his presidential campaign to the Bush administration, ex Vice President and champion of civil rights, Al Gore, embarked on a quest to educate, inform and emphasise the extreme importance of tackling climate change. His one-man mission took him and his free of charge’ multimedia presentation to audiences around the world.
While Al Gore travelled, warning of the significance of climate change and of its implications for every level of society, Director, Davis Guggenheim, documented his progress, culminating in a new feature film: An Unfortunate Truth. Premiered at the Sun Dance Film Festival, in Utah, where it gained critical acclaim, the film was called activist cinema at its very best’.
The idea for the film came to Laurie David, wife of Larry David, creator of US comedy show, Sienfeld, after seeing one of Al’s media presentations. She assembled a film production team, which included Lawrence Bender, producer of Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting, and Ebay founder turned movie tycoon, Jeffrey Skoll. The film follows Al as he travels round the world and brings his continuously evolving presentation to new audiences.
The film was not intended to be a box office hit or bring in large amounts of revenue. It is, like the presentations, designed to inform. ‘He’s been criss crossing the country and the world, to get his message out to hundreds and thousands,’ said Jeffrey Skoll. ‘He could see that if we made a movie, he could get the message out to tens of millions.’
Contact: P.O. Box 3630, Salt Lake City, UT 84110–3630 Tel: +1 801 328 3456 Website: www.sundance.org
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