Screening: An Inconvenient Truth

Former VP and Presidential candidate Al Gore’s crusade to raise awareness of global warming gets a useful new platform in An Inconvenient Truth. Davis Guggenheim’s docu is a straight forward record of the lecture Gore has toured for years, juiced by elaborate graphics. An excellent educational tool.

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