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HBO sets June date for Leonardo DiCaprio-produced “Ice on Fire”

Premium cable channel HBO will provide the broadcast television premiere of acclaimed filmmaker Leila Conners’ feature-length documentary Ice on Fire this June. Produced by Academy Award-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, Conners and Mathew ...
May 17, 2019

Premium cable channel HBO will provide the broadcast television premiere of acclaimed filmmaker Leila Conners’ feature-length documentary Ice on Fire this June.

Produced by Academy Award-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, Conners and Mathew Schmid, Ice on Fire explores the present-day effects of excess carbon on planetary systems, while also examining the ways in which people can reduce their carbon footprint

This eye-opening film explores the bleeding-edge research behind modern-day climate science, as well as the innovations aimed at reducing carbon emissions through tidal energy, and implementing “drawdown” measures.

Filmed in nine separate countries, the documentary provides first-hand accounts from scientists, farmers and innovators at the forefront of minimizing climate-related events.

“My partners and I made Ice on Fire to give a voice to the scientists and researchers who work tirelessly every day on the front lines of climate change,” said producer and narrator Leonardo DiCaprio in a statement. “We wanted to make a film that depicts the beauty of our planet while highlighting much-needed solutions across renewable energy and carbon sequestration. This film does more than show what is at stake if we continue on a course of inaction and complacency – it shows how, with the help of dedicated scientists, we can all fight back. I hope audiences will be inspired to take action to protect our beautiful planet.”

Conners and DiCaprio previously worked together on the 2007 climate change documentary The 11th Hour.

George DiCaprio, who is Leonardo’s father, and Roee Sharon Peled serve as executive producers alongside HBO’s Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller.

The 88-minute climate change-focused film will hold its world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on May 22.

Ice on Fire enjoys its television debut on June 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. It will also be made available on HBO on Demand, HBO Go, HBO Now and partners’ streaming platforms.

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