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The 11th Hour (2007)

A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself - Narrator
Kenny Ausubel ...
Himself - Founder, Bioneers
Thom Hartmann ...
Himself - Author, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight
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Herself - Founder, Greenbelt Movement, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Sandra Postel ...
Herself - Director, Global Water Policy Project
Paul Stamets ...
Himself - Mycologist, Author, Mycelium Running
David Orr ...
Himself - Chair, Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College
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Himself - Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, Cambridge University
Oren Lyons ...
Himself - Faithkeeper, Turtle Clan, Onondaga Nation, Haudenosaunee, Six Nations, Iroquois Confederacy
Andrew C. Revkin ...
Himself - Author & Science Reporter, New York Times (as Andy Revkin)
Sylvia Earle ...
Herself - Oceanographer, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society
Paul Hawken ...
Himself - Author, Environmentalist, Entrepreneur
Janine Benyus ...
Herself - Author, Biomimicry
Stuart Pimm ...
Himself - Professor of Conservation Ecology, Duke University
Paolo Soleri ...
Himself - Architect, Founder of Arcosanti
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A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.

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It's our generation that gets to change the world... forever. See more »

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10 October 2007 (Philippines)  »

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La última hora  »

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$60,853 (USA) (19 August 2007)

Gross:

$703,464 (USA) (30 September 2007)
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In the caption describing a U.S. Senate hearing on oil company profits, one of the testifying companies is misspelled: "ExxonMobile." The correct spelling is ExxonMobil. See more »

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David Suzuki - Scientist, Environmentalist, Broadcaster: Economists don't include all of the things that nature does for us for nothing. Some technologies would never be able to do what nature does. For example, pollinating all of the flowering plants. What would it cost us to take carbon dioxide out of the air and put oxygen back in, which all the green things do for us for nothing? It's possible to do a crude estimate of what it would cost us to replace nature. Well, it turns out,
[one researcher]
David Suzuki - Scientist, Environmentalist, Broadcaster: estimated it would cost us $35 trillion a year to do...
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Splat
13 December 2008 | by (Nottinghamshire, England) – See all my reviews

Sheesh, what a mess.

If Americans are relying on documentaries like this to convince Joe the Redneck that anthropogenic climate change is real I understand why we all feel there is so much more work left to do. You see, the problem with the film is its complete lack of a narrative, one scientist/politician/activist after another, however respectable, snappily quipping about consumption, pollution, the oil economy, in no particular order does nothing to explain where we came from or where we are headed, or why. So the documentary teaches nothing new, it just juggles around the same themes, incoherently referencing the all correct verbiage to satisfy an green audience but neither inform nor empower it.

The visuals do not help, we can't go 5 seconds without seeing an iceberg disintegrate or tree being chopped down. After the first half hour it becomes like some sort weird sort of exercise in CIA-style mental conditioning. Does no good, indeed it destroys a viewer's concentration, rather than enriching or rewarding it. Also, it has to be said, some of visuals are entirely erroneous, for a the moment when told that human behaviour may cause the release of subterranean methane, why are we shown a clip of a sea vent? There are at least a dozen similar misleading visuals here, and as much as I'm into green politics, let's face it, with instances like there is a touch of propaganda to this documentary.

Conclusions? Save some energy, turn it off, read some George Monbiot instead.


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