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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Change Doc Debuting on HBO


Ice on Fire, a documentary about the climate change crisis that was produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, is set to premiere on HBO in June.

The doc focuses on new solutions designed to slow down the escalating environmental emergency, and suggests the possibility that we can stave off the worst effects of global warming. Filmed across countries such as Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Costa Rica, and U.S. states Alaska, Colorado and Connecticut, Ice on Fire highlights first-hand accounts of people at the forefront of the climate crisis, with insights from scientists, farmers, innovators and others.

Oscar winner DiCaprio produced Ice on Fire alongside George DiCaprio and Mathew Schmid. Leila Conners directed the film, which will have its world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival as an Official Selection on May 22. It will premiere exclusively on HBO on Tuesday, June 11, at 8 p.m. It will also be available on HBO On Demand, HBO Now and HBO Go, as well as partners’ streaming platforms.

DiCaprio said: “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. 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.”

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