Tuesday, May 29, 2007
“The 11th Hour” is the last moment when change is possible. The film explores how we’ve arrived at this moment -- how we live, how we impact the earth’s ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course. Featuring ongoing dialogues of experts from all over the world, including former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, former head of the CIA R. James Woolsey and sustainable design experts William McDonough and Bruce Mau in addition to over 50 leading scientists, thinkers and leaders who discuss the most important issues that face our planet and people.
Produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners and co-written by DiCaprio, Conners Petersen and Conners, “The 11th Hour” is produced by Chuck Castleberry, Brian Gerber, Conners Petersen and DiCaprio.
“The 11th Hour” will open in theaters in October 2008.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
"Instant Karma: The Campaign to Save Darfur," the new global "Make Some Noise" project from Amnesty International, seeks to mobilize millions around the urgent catastrophe in Darfur, Sudan. It combines the power of John Lennon's music recorded by some of the world's best-known artists, together with cutting-edge forms of instant activism enabled by Internet and mobile technologies.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Their 100-mile diet began as a way to reduce dependence on the fossil fuels sucked up by the conventional food system, which sees food travel an average of at least 1,500 miles from farm to plate. But in the end, Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon realized that what began as a struggle slowly transformed into one of the deepest pleasures of their lives. For the first time they felt connected to the people and the places that sustain them.