An Inconvenient Truth / 23 aprilie / 20h00
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
USA, 2006, 100 min
Scenariu si regie: Davis Guggenheim
VO engleza / Subtitrari in romana
“Numele meu este Al Gore si am fost viitorul Presedinte al Statelor Unite ale Americii”.
Asa se prezinta cel care a absolvit Harvard-ul cu licenta „Impactul televiziunii asupra presedintiei 1947-1969“, si care a fost vice presedintele lui Clinton. Dupa infrangerea din alegerile cu George W Bush, Al Gore a disparut de pe scena publica.
Filmul “An Inconvenient Truth” il readuce pe Al Gore in fata publicului international. In plus, acest film ii aduce lui Guggenheim un premiu Oscar pentru cel mai bun documentar.
Dar de fapt despre ce este acest documentar?
Un documentar socant despre incalzirea globala. Un film ce prezinta o amenintare poate mai serioasa decat problema terorismului. Un documentar altfel, care aduce un politician pe post de narator si transforma publicul martor in actor. Un documentar care alterneaza imagini, grafice, harti si animatii pe un ecran aflat in spatele prezentatorului.
Al Gore prezinta date stiintifice ce demonstreaza ca incalzirea globala este un rezultat al actiunilor noastre, accentuand pe consecintele economice, politice si morale la care va duce aceasta schimbare a climei.Dar An Inconvenient Truth nu este o prezentare disparata a situatiei actuale, ci mai degraba un avertisment, o rugaminte de a proteja natura si mediul.
“My name is Al Gore, and I used to be the next President of the United States”, is how this man, whose Harvard dissertation was on The Impact of Television on the Presidency in 1947-69 and who spent to electoral terms in the White House as Clinton’s Vice President, introduces himself. After suffering a close defeat in the elections when his presidential race with George Bush was finally decided by the courts he disappeared from the public eye.
An Inconvenient Truth is not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry to protect the one earth we all share. “It is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly, quickly, and wisely,” said Gore.
Al Gore speaks about climate change and its consequences that is based on his multimedia lectures on environmental issues. His compelling appearance is interrupted by scenes recalling his career in the Democratic Party. He explains his lifelong interest in ecology, and refers to a personal crisis that shaped is approach to life. This articulate activist stands before a large screen, onto which graphs, quotations, animated images and photographs are projected elucidating the arguments in his lecture. Among the strongest images are the shots of maps indicating the regions that will be flooded by the rising sea levels.
Gore explains the scientific conclusions and evidence on global warming as a product of human actions. He points out the economic, political and moral consequences that permanent climate change will lead to. (Petr Kubica – IDFF Jihlava)
The Inconvenient Truth won this years Oscar for Best Documentary Feature and we strongly recomend to see it!