11th Hour – 5 before 12

11th Hour - 5 before 12

11th Hour – 5 vor 12

  Whether Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Carmeron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Daryl Hannah – just Hollywood has suddenly discovered its green conscience, and there has since been ecologically correct and combative. Even Leonardo DiCaprio is on the right side and fight the good fight and the survival of the planet. After two short films called Global Warning and Water Planet, which he had already realized with filmmakers Nadia Conners and Leila Conners Petersen, it was time to turn a feature length documentary about the state of our blue planet. This is what this film explores not just about climate change, in contrast to An Inconvenient Truth / To Incoventient Truth The 11th Hour – 5 before 12 / The 11th Hour but the overall condition of the earth and tries to show the psychological causes of the persistent human misbehavior . For the true cause of the impending end of humanity, Leonardo DiCaprio, not only because the climate change or in the massive pollution and contamination or depletion of our natural resources, but especially in our thinking. And that’s where the leverage is in the film and simultaneously trying to massively influence on our heads. That is not always elegant and subtle, but hopefully effective.

The film is primarily one thing – a veritable flood of images, which mercilessly environmental disasters and sins of mankind shows: From Catherine devastating cyclone which devastated New Orleans and is considered a harbinger of global climate change through cutting down rain forests, the rapid growth of world population to environmental pollution from industry and the rapidly growing market and our rampant use of nature – all this is at such a rapid pace and assembled so skillfully that hardly anyone may doubt that there is indeed not until five minutes to midnight, but much is more of a second before midnight. The film does not rely solely on its popular presenter and co-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, but takes on a whole battalion of celebrities and environmental experts. In addition to Mikhail Gorbachev, Stephen Hawking, former CIA chief James Woolsey and the Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai of 2004, there are other advocates, however, are likely to be known primarily in the U.S., so that one sometimes even asks who is now the matter now is a statement from him. It sometimes seems almost a little too much of a good, sometimes it seems as if the filmmakers the power of comprehension of the audience do not trust so completely, so that the central message repeated again and again to be a must until the last has understood the serious problems facing the Earth. A little more decency would have been just for the European audience is certainly more appropriate. As it follows image to image, statement to statement, and in the end you feel almost a little tired of the sheer mass of information, impressions and perceptions, all of which are not really new. Certainly, 11th Hour – 5 before 12 / The 11th Hour impress perfectly taken cinema in particular, the striking images of the rapid, associative editing, music (including Sigur Rós and Mogwai) and the attitude of the makers. The message of the film, however, it threatens the flow of information come almost into oblivion. Still, this film is important, especially for younger audiences best suited to raise awareness as to how it is with the earth and what individuals can do.

(Joachim Kurz)

Title: 11th Hour – 5) 12 (# Original Title: The 11th Hour Country of production: USA Year of production: 2007 Length : 91 (Min) of material: Warner Bros.

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