I Need to Wake Up

12 08 2015

Does anybody else still listen to this? I heard something similar to this song yesterday and suddenly thought of it. Listened to it today and started tearing up. Almost ten years after An Inconvenient Truth and how much worse things are now. It’s sad, it’s really sad, and I feel so helpless in this world.

30 Day Movie Challenge: Day 23: Movie that inspires you

6 07 2011

When this film was released back in 2006, I went to see it with my sister and friend in the theatre, and everyone else in the room were all older people.  We wondered if this meant that only older people cared about global warming or perhaps they just weren’t into documentaries.

When the credits roll, there’s some animation about some small things we can do to fight global warming like planting a tree, turning off lights and the tap.  Simple things like that.  I think this film in particular really brought to people’s eyes the reality of global warming, and allowed us to have worthwhile conversations about climate change and how to stop it.  I also think the film was fundamental in helping start the green movement and the move to organic products and food, which I’m really thankful for.

Watching this movie really made me aware of my own carbon footprint and trying to do things differently.  An Inconvenient Truth is what a documentary — and any film, for that matter — should to do: affect people enough to create change.