Ten years after Davis Guggenheim’s seminal documentary film An Inconvenient Truth laid out a clear-eyed (some would say chilling and frightening) picture of the challenges facing the earth in reversing climate change, award-winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson has released a similarly comprehensive but ultimately more hopeful film about answers to a threat that humanity ignores at its own peril.
There’s urgency in the narrative of Time to Choose, and the ticking clock is inherent in the title.
The film is grounded in facts and statistics on environmental destruction and features multiple talking heads like environmentalist Jane Goodall, Ikea CEO Peter Agnefjall, Greenpeace director Kumi Naidoo and California Governor Jerry Brown.
But Ferguson avoids conventionality by including absolutely stunning environmental footage, some of it shot covertly and illegally. And it avoids being simply alarmist by offering solutions — many of them already in process.