SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum will host the final event in its 'Local Action / Global Impact' series on climate change and sustainability when it screens the documentary 'Before The Flood' on November 3, beginning at 2 p.m.
The film, created by Academy Award winners and environmental activists Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens, presents an account of 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.
'Before The Flood' follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents, to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue, and to investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.
DiCaprio and Stevens have known each other for years through acting circles, and then became better acquainted when they both participated in 'Mission Blue', a trip to the Galapagos honoring marine biologist and 2009 TED Prize winner, Sylvia Earle. Stevens had already made several acclaimed documentaries about environmental issues including 'Mission Blue', 'Racing Extinction', and his best-known work, the Academy Award-winning 'The Cove', a documentary exposing the secretive and brutal practice of dolphin hunting in Japan.
Both DiCaprio and Stevens jumped at the chance to work together and to reach a broader audience with the documentary about man-made global warming and the measures being taken to reverse it.
The screening, presented by 'Local Action / Global Impact' partners Ciel Power and Green Summit, will be followed by a brief discussion. The event is free to the public, but reservations are required due to limited seating.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue.