"The 11th Hour" -- Available from BuzzFlash

THOM HARTMANN'S "INDEPENDENT THINKER" REVIEW OF THE MONTH
by Thom Hartmann

"The 11th Hour" -- Available from BuzzFlash (A movie written, narrated, and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, also starting Stephen Hawking, Mikhail Gorbachev, Thom Hartmann, and others...)

Watch the trailer: The 11th Hour Trailer, click here )

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How bad are things? Worse than you ever could have imagined.

How good can they become? Better than you ever could have imagined.

Al Gore's film is about global warming and the life of Al Gore. Leonardo DiCaprio's new movie, "The 11th Hour," is about Everything.

This movie moves seamlessly from the global environmental crisis, to species loss, to crises in energy, trash, and toxins. The breadth is breathtaking.

The nearly overwhelming first half of the movie builds a compelling case that the world is, indeed, in its Eleventh Hour - just short of the blackness and end of midnight, when the human race itself could face extinction.

And then comes the second half of the movie, which explores the causes of these problems -- most found embedded deeply within our culture itself -- and a wide range of possible solutions.

Leonardo DiCaprio is a master filmmaker, brilliant narrator, and brings to life information that would -- without the startling imagery, his compelling voice, and a relentless pacing worthy of Scorsese -- otherwise simply be overwhelming.

Throughout the movie -- whose website (complete with an excellent trailer) is at http://wip.warnerbros.com/11thhour/ - you meet a wide array of "experts" in a startling variety of disciplines, from Stephen Hawking to Mikhail Gorbachev to ... er ... me.

If you're interested in the future of the planet (in the present, really, too), if you know somebody who's skeptical that we're facing a crisis, or if you want to share with others an amazing, engaging, action-packed thriller of a movie, buy a copy of "The 11th Hour." And get an extra few copies (they're inexpensive) for holiday and birthday gifts, to share at your office or workplace and to give to friends and neighbors.

Thom Hartmann is a New York Times bestselling author and host of "The Thom Hartmann Program" syndicated nationally by Air America Radio. His website is ThomHartmann.com. You can find information on how to listen to his program (online if you don't have a radio station that carries it) and read more about his great books.

Also watch: Thom Hartmann's 11th Hour time capsule message by clicking here.

Disc #1 -- The 11th Hour
1. Infected Organism [5:21]
2. Out of Balance [5:13]
3. Alternatives to Sunlight [5:19]
4. Resource Extraction [3:17]
5. Climate Change [6:01]
6. Scientific Evidence [3:33]
7. Dumping Grounds [5:48]
8. Soil Degradation [4:37]
9. Economic Interests [5:36]
10. Consumer Commodities [5:38]
11. Extinction Crisis [5:04]
12. Sustainable Design [3:16]
13. Waste Free [4:48]
14. Energy Is the Key [5:01]
15. Passion for Place [6:35]
16. Task of Our Generation [5:32]
17. End Credits [4:00]

More, from Barnes and Noble:

"Co-directors Leila Conners Peterson and Nadia Conners conduct interviews with some of the world's leading scientists and creative thinkers in a film that asks whether or not it's too late to avoid the ecological disaster that looms ominously on the horizon. In addition to exploring how the human race has arrived at this crucial point in history, conversations with fifty leading thinkers, scientists, and leaders including former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev, world-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, and sustainable design experts Bruce Mau and William McDonough to find out just what mankind can do about the most pressing issues of our time."

This DVD is available in the BuzzFlash Progressive Marketplace.

THOM HARTMANN'S "INDEPENDENT THINKER" REVIEW OF THE MONTH

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