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“I’ve been incredibly moved by so many climate change documentaries in the past, but I never felt that I saw one that articulated the science clearly to the public,” said Leonardo DiCaprio before a screening in London. “I think people grasp it, but it seems something distant, far off, intangible and almost otherworldly. An individual doesn’t feel like they can make an impact. The journey for me was to try and make a modern-day film about climate change. I’ve been studying this issue for the past 15 years, I’ve been watching it very closely. What’s incredibly terrifying is that things are happening way ahead of the scientific projections, 15 or 20 years ago.”

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“Founded in 1998, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (“LDF”) works to protect the Earth’s last wild places by implementing solutions that restore balance to threatened ecosystems, and ensuring the long-term health and well being of all its inhabitants.”

“In acknowledgement of LDF’s impactful work over the last 15 years, Leonardo recently was designated as the United Nations Messenger of Peace for Climate Change and received the 2014 Clinton Global Citizen Award. In addition to founding LDF, Leonardo also serves on the board of several environmental organizations, including: World Wildlife Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Geographic’s Pristine Seas, the funders’ collaborative Oceans 5, and International Fund for Animal Welfare.”

Some of DiCaprios films include Titanic, Wolf of Wall Street, Inception, The Great Gatsby, The Revenant, Catch Me if You Can, The Man in the Iron Mask and many, many others.