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“An Inconvenient Truth” follow-up to bow at Sundance

The untitled follow-up to the Oscar- winning documentary feature An Inconvenient Truth is set to make its world premiere as part of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Premiering over a decade after its ...
December 12, 2016

The untitled follow-up to the Oscar- winning documentary feature An Inconvenient Truth is set to make its world premiere as part of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Premiering over a decade after its successful predecessor, this film provides an update on the escalation of climate change over the last 10 years and progress made on solutions to minimize its impact. An Inconvenient Truth followed former U.S. Vice President Al Gore’s (pictured) journey to educate the public about the effects of climate change.

The new documentary is directed by Bonni Cohen (The Rape of Europa, Audrie & Daisy) and Jon Shenk (Lost Boys of Sudan, Audrie & Daisy) and will be distributed in 2017 by Paramount.

This film is part of Sundance’s year-round The New Climate initiative that this year feature documentaries, short films, and virtual experiences focused on the environment and conservation. This program includes three world premieres and serves as a new platform for content that focuses on threats to the environment and the efforts to combat them.

Gore will join former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, environmentalist and scientist Dr. David Suzuki, producer Heather Rae, and social entrepreneur and philanthropist Jeff Skoll in the “Power of Story” panel on Jan. 22 as part of the festival.

An Inconvenient Truth premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win the 2006 Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song, for Melissa Etheridge’s “I Need to Wake Up”. It grossed nearly US$50 million worldwide, and is currently the 11th highest grossing documentary of all time.

This year’s Sundance Film Festival takes place in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah from Jan. 19-29, and the untitled An Inconvenient Truth  follow-up is set to premiere on Jan. 19.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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