In 2006, a film called “An Incovenient Turth” was premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. It also oepned in New York City and Los Angles in May of that year. Even though it might be considered a politically loaded movie, it won two Academy Awards, and grossed $24 million in the USA. This made it the 10th highest grossing documentary film of it’s time. Most people associate the film with Al Gore, but it was produced by David Guggenheim. It’s purpose is to educate the world about global warming via a slide show.
Instead of winning an Academy award, this film essentially earned Al Gore a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
The award of that year was given jointly to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change”.
Despite controversy, the documentary has even been added to curricula in schools around the world. A sequel to the film, titled An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, will be released on July 28, 2017.
The former vice president (Al Gore) opens the film by greeting an audience with his well-known line about his campaign in 2000: “I am Al Gore; I used to be the next President of the United States.” He is shown using his laptop to edit his presentation, and pondering the difficulty he has had in awakening public concern: “I’ve been trying to tell this story for a long time and I feel as if I’ve failed to get the message across.”
Gore then begins his presenation on Global Warming, which is very thorough. It of course includes the usual suspects, detailed graphs, flow charts and colorful graphics with shock value. The movie closes with Gore arguing that if proper actions are taken soon, the effects of global warming can be successfully reversed by releasing less carbon dioxide and planting more vegetation to consume existing CO2.
You can see parts of this documentary film on YouTube: