NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) — Leonardo DiCaprio brought his film “Before the Flood” to the United Nations on Thursday.
“Before the Flood” is directed by Fisher Stevens (“The Cove”) and executive produced by DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese. The climate change documentary features DiCaprio, president Barack Obama and Pope Francis.
“Climate change is real. It is happening right now,” DiCaprio had said during his Oscar acceptance speech in February. “It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”
“We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters or the big corporations, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people who will be most affected by this, for our children’s children,” he encouraged.
Before the Flood will premiere Oct. 30 on the National Geographic Channel. The Hollywood Reporter reported this week that DiCaprio and his Appian Way Productions company have a “Captain Planet” movie in the works.