Dir: Bonni Cohen/Jon Shenk (12A, 100mins)
Chillingly pertinent thanks to Donald Trump’s wayward presidency, this sequel to climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth has former almost President of the USA, Al Gore, in winning form highlighting the setbacks and steps forward made in the decade since his original film. Following Gore as he globe-trots, spreading his message, the film also provides a snapshot of how the planet is coping with climate change. Not well. There are real life Old Testament scenes of flood, drought, melting icecaps, rain bombs and freaks of weather that can only be attributed to manmade meddling. There has been a rise in solar and wind energy, clean energy that Trump is doing his best to overturn, but the documentary carries a sense of hope via Gore’s statesmanlike presence, a marked contrast to the orange faced clown with his head in the sand. Changes have been made, as this documentary fascinatingly chronicles but more has to be done before it’s too late.
Opens Aug 18