Before The Flood starts with Leonardo telling about a poster he had in his crib as a child. Which was a print of The Garden of Earthly Delights Triptych from Hieronymus Bosch, painted approximately between 1490 and 1510. The outside is a painting of the world during creation, the 3 scenes at the inside show us the evolution of mankind destroying all beauty on this planet. With a view on the underestimated climate issue, this triptych almost looks visionary. If we wouldn’t know anything about its Biblical background.
Before The Flood
For those who have lived on another planet the past few days… Before The Flood is a documentary about climate change, directed by Fisher Stevens and produced in collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio. For two years, the team travelled around the world. They visited different countries and interviewed specialized scientists, world leaders such as Barack Obama and Pope Francis. I’ve always taken climate change very seriously but after seeing this documentary, I was once again shocked. How could we haven taken it that far? And so many of us aren’t even aware of the situation or still in denial.
Before The Flood is something everyone must have seen. You can watch the full documentary on Youtube.