The Grass Roots Environmental Advocacy Team (GREAT) will present “The 11th Hour,” a two-hour environmental documentary produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, in Great Bend and Larned.
“The 11th Hour” can be seen at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at the Great Bend Library. It will also be shown at the library at 6 p.m. Monday, March 21.
A Larned showing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Jordaan Memorial Library.
The video explores the grave dangers facing our planet’s life systems from global warming, deforestation, mass species extinctions and depletion of the oceans’ habitats. This is the second in a series of monthly free public showings of environmental films.
Many of the leading scientists and thinkers of our time appear in the film ... including Wes Jackson (The Land Institute, Salina), Stephen Hawking, David Suzuki, James Woolsey (former CIA director), and Mikhail Gorbachev (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate).
“The 11th Hour” was awarded the Earthwatch Environmental Film Award at National Geographic in Washington, D.C.
DiCaprio recently won an Oscar for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role” for his part in “The Revenant.”
GREAT promotes public awareness of environmental issues to encourage individual and public policy decisions leading to healthy environmental and economic systems. Its members live in Barton, Pawnee and Rush Counties and reflect the wide diversity of backgrounds.