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Al Gore’s Inconvenient Sequel to open Sundance in acutely political year

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The politics of climate change … former US vice-president Al Gore in An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Photograph: Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Politics looks set to overshadow Utah film festival’s 2017 edition, with a march by women film-makers, a documentary on Donald Trump’s presidential victory, and a slew of films on climate change. Then there’s Jack Black’s skit on polka

January 18, 2017 — The first film on the screening schedule for the 2017 edition of the Sundance film festival is Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, a follow-up to his 2006 Oscar Continue reading Al Gore’s Inconvenient Sequel to open Sundance in acutely political year

How Leonardo DiCaprio became one of the world’s top climate change champions

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Leonardo DiCaprio on the People’s Climate March in New York City, in 2014. Photograph: Edward Leavy Jr/Demotix/Corbis
The Oscar-winning actor’s environmental activism may not quite stretch back to What’s Eating Gilbert Grape but he has steadily schooled himself on the oceans and climate change since the 1990s

February 29, 2016 — Leonardo DiCaprio was a climate champion long before the actor wrapped himself in an animal carcass, vomited up raw bison liver, and risked hypothermia for his Oscar-winning role in Revenant.

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