An Inconvenient Sequel:Truth To Power
Director: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk
Cast: Al Gore
Country of Origin: USA 2017 100 mins. (PG)
Released by Paramount Pictures
No one can say that Ex-Vice President Al Gore isn't on a mission. The battle goes on, the sceptics become more vocal, politics and big business hold hands and the cameras follow him as he travels the world battling to convince doubters that climate change is a reality and we can do something about it. He's not the most charismatic of people but talking to political and business leaders, he's impassioned and impressive speaker. With Obama on board things were different. Progress was made but with an election and Donald Trump leading from the front, scientific research is pushed to one side and Gore admits that democracy has been 'hacked by business.' The cameras follow him and track public and private moments as it leads up to the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris and the problem with the Indian sub continent.
Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk's sequel lacks the power of David Guggenheim's 'An Inconvenient Truth' which took $50 million at the box office and an Oscar for Best Documentary but it's a reminder that the battle continues. Pity we couldn't witness Al Gore's meeting with Donald Trump in Trump Tower.