An Incovenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017) Friday, 05 June 2020

An Incovenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch:

    It's happening.

  • Starring:

    Al Gore, Prof. Dr. Konrad Steffen, Jenny Staletovich, Chris Hayes, Vanessa Hauc, Eric Schneiderman, Lyndon Rive, Marco Krapels, John Kerry, Piyush Goyal, Prakash Javadekar, Cristina Gonzales Romuáldez, Alfred Romuáldez, John Leonard Chan, Laurent Fabius, Anne Hidalgo, Beth Prichard Geer, Narendra Modi, Nicholas Stern, Karenna Gore, Dale Ross.

  • Directed by:

    Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk

  • Running time:

    98 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)


    Images of civil war (gunfire, injured people, mass panic). Footage of dramatic rescue of woman from submerged car. Footage of Typhoon Haiyan hammering Tacloban, shocking images of aftermath (debris, destroyed homes, devastation, destruction, etc), family desperately escaping flooding house by crawling into ceiling. Footage and discussion of unfolding events during Paris attacks (shooting at Bataclan theatre and local cafe); explosion, panic, shootout, bullet holes in windows, people running from gunfire. Images of severe flooding, drought, wildfires, storms/hurricanes, devastated homes/villages, collapsed roads/bridges. A woman falls over after her shoes become stuck in tar from melting road surface. Footage of man being hit in face by cream pie. A motorbike crashes into a pothole. Footage of protests/rallies, people in masks. Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany, Vietnam War, ISIS mentioned. Blood/gore: Body seen crushed beneath objects (mostly obscured). Body bags being carried then dumped in mass grave site. Man with bloody face, men with bloodied faces/clothing carry an injured/bloodied child away from gunfire, officers carry an injured victim from Paris attacks. Child wearing oxygen mask. Coffin being carried through street. Decreased life expectancy in children, 1200 people dead in heat wave, 1000s dead in typhoon, millions of refugees, spreading of viruses (eg zika), body recovery, livestock killed, shooting, dead people, hostages at Bataclan theatre, tens of thousands of people relocated, 1000s killed mentioned.


    (None): A topless female marionette is seen as part of a parade float. Photo of a shirtless man reading to his children.




    (None): Religious references and exclamations (thank god, Book of Revelation mentioned).


    Climate change, global warming, environmental activism, global crisis, renewable energy, weather, Paris Climate Conference (2016), Donald Trump, refugee crisis, melting ice caps, Jakobshavn Glacier, solidarity, solar energy, denial, hope, international aid, Climate Reality Project, Truth in Ten, DSCOVR.


    Cemetery setting. Fish, dog, ducks, sheep. Animation of mosquito and how it can spread viruses. Lightning, thunder, intense downpours (rain bombs). Brief subtitles (French, Russian, German, Chinese, etc).


    Bracing, effective, persuasive, vital, impassioned, stirring, incisive, emotional, hopeful, subversive, engaging, poignant, touching, resonant, fascinating, relatable, brisk, optimistic, positive, pragmatic, informative, driven, inspiring, winning.


    Focus is more on Al Gore than climate change, viewers may be lead to believe that Gore singlehandedly changed India's policy approach to climate change during the Paris Climate Conference.

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