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Wikipedia : An Inconvenient Truth


For other uses, see An Inconvenient Truth (disambiguation).


An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 American concert film/documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate people about global warming.


The film features a comprehensive slide show that, by Gore's own estimate, he has presented over a thousand times to audiences worldwide.


The idea to document Gore's efforts came from producer Laurie David, who saw his presentation at a town hall meeting on global warming, which coincided with the opening of The Day After Tomorrow.


Laurie David was so inspired by his slide show that she, with producer Lawrence Bender, met with Guggenheim to adapt the presentation into a film.


Premiering at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and opening in New York City and Los Angeles on May 24, 2006, the documentary was a critical and commercial success, winning two Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song.[4]


The film grossed $24 million in the U.S. and $26 million at the international box office, becoming the eleventh highest grossing documentary film to date in the United States.[5]

Since the film's release, An Inconvenient Truth has been credited for raising international public awareness of global warming and reenergizing the environmental movement.


The documentary has also been included in science curricula in schools around the world, which has spurred some controversy. A sequel to the film, titled An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, was released on July 28, 2017.



An Inconvenient Truth
Industrial smoke stacks whose emissions form a hurricane eyewall.
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Davis Guggenheim
Produced by
Written by Al Gore
Starring Al Gore
Music by Michael Brook
Edited by
Distributed by Paramount Classics
Release date
  • May 24, 2006
Running time
97 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.5 million[2]
Box office $49.8 million[3]





An Inconvenient Truth presents in film form an illustrated talk on climate by Al Gore, aimed at alerting the public to an increasing "planetary emergency" due to global warming, and shows re-enacted incidents from his life story which influenced his concerns about environmental issues.


He began making these presentations in 1989 with flip chart illustrations;[6] the film version uses a Keynote presentation, which Gore refers to as "the slide show".[7]


The former vice president opens the film by greeting an audience with his well-known line about his campaign in 2000: "I am Al Gore; I used to be the next President of the United States."[8]


He is shown using his laptop to edit his presentation, and pondering the difficulty he has had in awakening public concern: "I've been trying to tell this story for a long time and I feel as if I've failed to get the message across."[6]


Gore then begins his slide show on Global Warming; a comprehensive presentation replete with detailed graphs, flow charts and stark visuals.


Gore shows off several photographs of the Earth taken from multiple space missions, as Earthrise and The Blue Marble.[9]


Gore notes that these photos dramatically transformed the way we see the Earth, helping spark modern environmentalism.


Following this, Gore shares anecdotes that inspired his interest in the issue, including his college education with early climate expert Roger Revelle at Harvard University, his sister's death from lung cancer and his young son's near-fatal car accident.





IMDB : An Inconvenient Truth ( 2006 )


Release info :


Release Dates

USA 24 January 2006 (Sundance Film Festival)
France 20 May 2006 (Cannes Film Festival)
USA 24 May 2006 (limited)
USA 2 June 2006 (San Francisco, California)
USA 30 June 2006





osf.io : SocArXiv Papers :


‘An Inconvenient Truth’: A social representation of scientific expertise.




Chapter from forthcoming book *Science and the Politics of Openness: Here Be Monsters*. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Pre-review version]


June 30, 2006 marked the release of An Inconvenient Truth (AIT), a climate change documentary presented and written by leading US Democrat politician Al Gore. [...]