Leornado Dicaprio is one of our generations best actors whose body of work has elevated him to legendary status in Hollywood. Following his exploits on Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, he is back with yet another one but this time as narrator and producer of a new documentary titled Ice On Fire.
Coming from HBO (who we are massive fans of as we briefly eluded to here), Ice On Fire is a documentary focusing on solutions to our escalating environmental crisis and is now streaming first on Showmax in South Africa, just months after its world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. The documentary has a 90% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes and “should be essential viewing for anyone who plans to carry on living on the planet,” to quote Screen International.
“My partners and I made Ice On Fire to give a voice to the scientists and researchers who work tirelessly every day on the front lines of climate change,” says DiCaprio. “We wanted to make a film that depicts the beauty of our planet while highlighting much-needed solutions across renewable energy and carbon sequestration. This film does more than show what is at stake if we continue on a course of inaction and complacency – it shows how, with the help of dedicated scientists, we can all fight back. I hope audiences will be inspired to take action to protect our beautiful planet.”
With sweeping cinematography of a world worth saving, Ice On Fire was filmed in nine countries across the globe, including Alaska, America, Costa Rica, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.
Directed by Leila Conners, who also made The 11th Hour with DiCaprio, Ice On Fire emphasises the importance of an immediate, two-pronged approach to reversing the crisis: reducing carbon emissions through traditional renewable energy sources and new ones, like tidal energy, and implementing “drawdown” measures, focusing on methods for drawing down and sequestering carbon, including direct air capture, sea farms, urban farms, biochar, marine snow, bionic leaves and others.
“Science has long proven we have existing technologies that work, and they are already being implemented,” says DiCaprio in the documentary. “It’s just become a matter of political will and scale. We need a multitude of solutions moving forward simultaneously in order to solve this crisis.”
This one not only looks pretty cool but is also very meaningful, watch Ice On Fire first on Showmax in South Africa.