#20 Fisher Stevens: What did Leo DiCaprio and you learn about climate change from shooting ‘Before the Flood’?

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Welcome back to Climaware. In this English episode, Roberta and Gabriel interview Oscar-winner, producer, actor and filmmaker Fisher Stevens about his views on climate change, what he learned from shooting the climate documentary ‘Before the Flood’ (2016), how he’d evaluate the movie’s impact 5 years later and how he would approach a potential sequel.
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TOPICS & QUESTIONS with timestamps:

3:00 — What are you currently working on? Where are we catching you at the moment?

5:02 — Why did you choose the environment (and climate change) as one of your major topics

9:40 — Why did you choose those specific places/stories that are shown in your climate documentary “Before the Flood”?

13:36 — How did you change the storytelling of “Before the Flood”, addressing skeptical people too, versus a “normal” documentary?

16:22 — How did you evaluate Before the Flood’s impact? And how would you evaluate it now, 5 years later?

20:16 — How would you approach another climate documentary today (e.g., a sequel to Before the Flood)?

24:01 — What’s the role of movies/documentaries in solving climate change?

27:50 — About corruption and politics

28:29 — What would be a good way to produce climate-friendly movies?

32:52 — What are your hopes for the new US administration and President Joe Biden?

39:17 — As a conclusion: What’s the most important thing you learned about climate change and our fight against it?

41:29 — Do you have a movie or documentary recommendation?

42:56 — Do you have a final remark for our audience?

Further INFORMATION:
About Fisher Stevens
Link to ‘Before the Flood’
‘The Cove’ on IMDb
‘Mission Blue’ on IMDb
The book ‘Dark Money’ by Jane Mayer on Amazon
Norwegian Netflix show ‘Occupied’ about oil and gas drilling (Wikipedia article)
Global ice loss is catching up to worst-case scenarios: Study from 2021

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Team: Leo Schwarz-Schütte, Roberta Ahlers & Jan Jöres

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