August 14th, 2007 05:52 EST
Invitation From Leonardo DiCaprio
Dear Judyth Piazza,
I am writing to tell you about my new environmental film, "The 11th Hour". The film documents the environmental crises we face and the solutions we must begin to implement while change is still possible.
Please take a look at the trailer for my film here
With the help of over fifty of the world`s most prominent thinkers and activists, including reformer Mikhail Gorbachev, physicist Stephen Hawking, and Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, "The 11th Hour" documents the grave problems facing the planet`s life systems. Global warming, deforestation, mass species extinction, and depletion of the oceans` habitats are all addressed.
"The 11th Hour" 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. However, the most powerful element of "The 11th Hour" is not a portrait of a planet in crisis, but an offering of hope and solutions. The film ends with a call for restorative action through reshaping human activity.
One of those solutions is to help support IFAWs vital work to preserve and protect animals with a financial gift today. I am very grateful to IFAW for providing us with some wonderful footage that is in the film, as well as for IFAW`s leadership in making this a better world for both animals and people.
"The 11th Hour" opens on August 17th in New York and Los Angeles. On the 24th it opens in other cities and then across the country in the following weeks. It would be great if you could go see it and bring a friend. You can go to www.11thhouraction.com to get more information on the movie and to find out when it will be playing near you.
We need the message of this movie to hit as far and wide as possible. The hope is us. Let`s begin.
P.S. If you haven`t done so already, I encourage you to become a Champion for Animals by making a regular monthly gift to IFAW. IFAW is helping lead the way in changing the world`s course in this "11th Hour" and they need your support!