An Inconvenient Truth is one of the most fascinating and mind-blowingly powerful films I have ever seen in my life. In fact, I believe that its message, coupled with the incredibly inspiring and uplifting way that it sees our humanity, makes the film perhaps the most important movie any of us may ever experience.
Truth is a documentary built around former Vice-president Al Gore’s 30-year international campaign to waken the world’s consciousness to global warming. Please note right away that this is not a political film, nor does it promote a political message. As Mr. Gore says in the film: "This is not a political issue. It’s a moral one."
The film details, in brilliantly photographed and documented sequences, how much we as humans are affecting the climate of our world. Mr. Gore’s encyclopedic knowledge of and obviously deep and soul-charged passion for the subject matter propels us through a worldwide journey during which we witness how our environmental decisions have impacted both our atmosphere and our planet.
No, it is not depressing. In fact, I found it to be quite the opposite of that. The film appeals to the best instincts of our humanity. It makes its case, yes, but it also shows us that we are absolutely capable of changing everything very quickly. In that message, the film allows us to look at our humanity when we operate at our very best, and that is, as most of you know, one of the cornerstones of Spiritual Cinema. It also addresses the core questions of who we are, why we are here and what we can do to lift ourselves and our spirits in helping to heal, and indeed save, our planet. As such, its ultimate message and effect is invigorating and extraordinarily inspiring.
There is an old Native American phrase that says we do not inherit the earth from our parents. Rather, we borrow it from our children.
I urge you with all my heart and soul to take your entire family to see this film. In a very stirring and emotional way, Truth reminds us that, even in this age in which many media outlets project so much gloom and doom around us, we are indeed empowered to change the way things are. Together, as a humanity we can reconnect to our love of our home, this planet earth, and, in so doing, remember that we as a species still have the power, vision and humanity to change the course of human events and bring beauty, peace and vision back into our lives.