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.
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.