Climate Change in Focus

Before the Flood, Leonardo DiCaprio’s 90-minute documentary on the global affects of climate change that’s now playing theatrically in New York and Los Angeles, will stream free and ad-free on multiple platforms for a week starting Sunday, October 30.

“We are committed to ensuring as many people as possible see this film as we head into [the] US elections,” said Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Global Networks, which will also premiere the film over worldwide television on Sunday.

“There is no greater threat to the future of our society than climate change, and it must be a top issue for voters this election season,” echoed DiCaprio, the film’s producer.

DiCaprio also appears in Before the Flood, interviewing such notables as President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State John Kerry, U.N. Secretary-General Ban-Ki-Moon and Pope Francis, as well as  top NASA researchers, forest conservationists, scientists, community leaders and activists.

Here’s DiCaprio talking about Before the Flood:

For a week through Sunday, November 6, Before the Flood will be viewable for free through and Nat Geo TV apps (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Roku, Android phones, Xbox One/360, Samsung connected TVs), plus on iTunes, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Sony PlayStation, Google Play and Vudu.

On, Brian Lowry noted that “Before the Flood is in many ways a decade-later sequel to An Inconvenient Truth.” So it’s perhaps appropriate that Participant Media, production company for that Al Gore film, has also just released a free climate change-focused documentary through its digital division TakePart.

Hidden Connections, however, goes local rather than global by focusing specifically on how climate change is causing child marriage in Bangladesh.

You can watch Hidden Connections’ three short episodes at Here’s part one, “The Climate Consequence”:


About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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