An Inconvenient Truth 2

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An Inconvenient Truth 2
(aka A Convenient Truth / A Green Truth)
Distributed by n/a
Directed by Jack Guest
Produced by Jack Guest
Written by Will Turner
Narrated by Andrew Greenough
Starring Jack Guest
Music by Tim Ineston
Cinematography Sam Vines
Editing by Mark Rotherham
Production company N/A
Budget N/A
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Original channel Community Channel UK / Gaiam TV
No. of episodes 3
Official website

An Inconvenient Truth 2 is a 3-episode TV series that was first transmitted on the Community Channel in the UK on December 7, 14 and 21, 2011.

In March 2012 a 71 minute edit of the TV series was distributed digitally as a pay per view event worldwide by Gaiam TV under the name 'A Green Truth',[1] across a number of online platforms.

In September 2012 a 52 minute theatrical cut was screened in two UK cinemas, The Bacon Theatre in Cheltenham UK and York Picturehouse Citiscreen in York UK.

Background[edit]

Following on from An Inconvenient Truth, An Inconvenient Truth 2 is a film about potential solutions to climate change. The presenter Jack Guest with a film crew in 2006 went to Sweden, a country aiming to breaking its dependence on oil by 2020. Whilst there they interviewed a range of people, from politicians, corporate organisations, scientists, families and entrepreneurs.[2]

During post production for the original cinema version in 2007, finance was raised and invested by Gibson's Financial to complete the post production process when under original production's title of A Convenient Truth. This version was renamed as 'Jack's Journey' and is distinct from 'An Inconvenient Truth 2'. It is feature length and was first broadcast on the Community Channel on November 25, 2012.[3]

This three-part show attempts to highlight Sweden's potential solutions to climate change, how they work, and potential improve peoples' lives.[2]

A theatrical screening of An Inconvenient Truth 2 was held at both The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham in September 2012, and then the York Cityscreen cinema in York.[4][5]

The film itself has no links or relations to the Paramount Classics distributed original documentary film released in 2006, apart from in name only.

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Critical reception[edit]

Overall the UK Community Channel broadcast (3 TV episodes) received 3 stars out of 5 in Time Out.[6] The Time Out reviewer David Jenkins added about the film:
"One suspects that the legal team on Al Gore's original 2006 Powerpoint extravaganza may have their own 'Inconvenient truth' to lay on the makers of this coat-tail clinging series, which takes a glance at some of the methods being used to tackle climate change. Fledgling director Jack Guest hops on a variety of eco vehicles to yomp from his hometown of Cheltenham to Sweden so he can speak to some of the country's industrial innovators about the steps they're taking to prevent the planet from becoming and apocalyptic cess-pool. It's very ragged around the edges and has no real sustained argument, though it piles in enough factoids to justify the enticingly slim runtime. Though the wannabe raffish narration is an unnecessary distraction."

A screening in York was reviewed in the independent media outlet and student run University of York website The Yorker. "Another thing which I love is how quintessentially British this film is - production started in 2006, just after Al Gore released his film. It's as if Jack said, 'Hang on - it's not all doom and gloom!' This was developed more in the question and answer session shown afterward the screening. He explained how his aim was to show that environmental changes are achievable in our lifetime to motivate a younger audience, but also that the change starts now, not with the next generation - a core message for the green movement."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Green Truth on Gaiam". Gaiam. March 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Malin Andersson (November 25, 2011). "Kristianstad förebild i tv-serie om miljön (Swedish)". Kristianstadsbladet. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ "BBC iPlayer - Community Channel Schedule: 25/11/2012". Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ "wiltsstandard". 
  5. ^ "Eco-Documentary: An Inconvenient Truth 2". Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ David Jenkins (December 1, 2011). "TimeOut reviews episode 1 of An Inconvenient Truth 2". TimeOut. Retrieved December 1, 2011. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Review: An Inconvenient Truth 2". Retrieved July 22, 2013. 

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