Climate change documentary Before the Flood will get an unprecedented global digital release this Sunday.
Directed by Oscar winner Fisher Stevens and produced and presented by actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, the film shows the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. Serving as a warning ahead of the US elections to vote for leaders who prioritise climate change policies, the film sees DiCaprio interview individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations, who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future.
On the heels of last Friday’s theatrical release in the US, and following its European premiere at the London Film Festival on Saturday 15th October, the movie will air globally on Sunday 30th October on the National Geographic Channel, kicking off the channel’s Earth Week – seven days of programming dedicated to raising awareness of climate change.
The film will premiere commercial free around the world as part of the network’s continued commitment to covering climate change, Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global Networks, announced today. But that doesn’t just mean a release on National Geographic Channels in 171 countries and 45 languages. It will also be made available for free across a record number of digital and social platforms for seven days.
This includes Natgeotv.com and Nat Geo TV Apps, Android phones, Xbox One and 360, Samsung Connected TVs), iTunes, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Sony PlayStation, Google Play and more.
“In our minds, there is no more important story to tell, no more important issue facing our planet than that of climate change,” says Monroe. “At National Geographic, we believe in the power of storytelling to change the world, and this unprecedented release across digital and streaming platforms is not only a first for our network but also in our industry, underscoring how exceptional we think this film is and how passionate we are about it. We are committed to ensuring as many people as possible see this film.”
“There is no greater threat to the future of our society than climate change, and it must be a top issue for voters this election season,” adds DiCaprio. “Fisher and I set out to make a film to educate people around the planet on the urgent issues of climate change and to inspire them to be part of the solution. I applaud National Geographic for their commitment to bringing this film to as many people as possible at such a critical time.”
How can I watch Before the Flood online in the UK?
In the UK, you can catch Before the Flood at 9pm on the National Geographic Channel. That’s available to watch on Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and BT.
Don’t have pay-TV? You can stream the film on VOD service NOW TV, which gives you contract-free access to selected Sky channels, from Sky 1 and Sky Atlantic to FOX UK and Nat Geo, for £6.99 a month.
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