An Inconvenient Truth 2

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An Inconvenient Truth 2 a.k.a A Convenient Truth
Written byWill Turner
Directed byJack Guest
Narrated byAndrew Greenough
Theme music composerTim Ineston
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes3
Production
Producer(s)Jack Guest
CinematographySam Vines
Editor(s)Mark Rotherham
Release
Original networkCommunity Channel UK, Gaia TV, WTV Perth
External links
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 (3 x 22min episodes)

In March 2012 a 71-minute edit was distributed digitally on Amazon (available in North America only) under the name 'A Green Truth',[1].

In September 2012 a 53-minute edit was screened in two UK cinemas, The Bacon Theatre in Cheltenham UK (private ticket sales) and York Picturehouse Citiscreen (public ticket sales) in York UK.

A 71-minute screening was held at the filmmaker's local independent cinema, the Sherborne Cinema in Gloucester on March 12, 2017 followed by a Q&A session with the director.[2]

In February 2019 an original 96min re-telling of the story was released on YouTube, entitled ‘A Convenient Truth’ [3], following screenings in late 2018 at the Sherborne Cinema and Gloucester Labour Party.[4]

Background[edit]

Intended as a sequel of sorts to An Inconvenient Truth, An Inconvenient Truth 2 is a film about 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.[5]

An Inconvenient Truth 2 attempts to highlight Sweden's solutions to climate change, how they work, and improve peoples' lives.[5]

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.[6][7]

Credits[edit]

  • Narrator: Andrew Greenough
  • Presenter: Jack Guest
  • Associate Producers: Mark Rotherham, Benjamin Everingham
  • Executive Producers: Alan Smith, Marcus Hemsley, Grace Kite, Helen Dines, Alastair Wolfe, Stephen O'Neill, Suzie Mumme, Fiorello Belperio.
  • Advice & Support: Kate Forester, Jessica Storr, Diensen Palbarn, Adam Bennet, Chris Walker, Natasha Bondi, Rupert Read, Paul Nasse, Doug Lyon, Tom Tapper.
  • Opening title sequence: Alex Wright
  • Closing title sequence: Margot Buff
  • Voiceover Recording: Robert Moorman and Thom Paisley.

Critical reception[edit]

Overall the UK Community Channel broadcast (episode 1 of 3 TV episodes) received 3 stars out of 5 in Time Out.[8] 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."[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Green Truth on Amazon". Gaiam. March 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "AIT2 on SoGlos". Soglos. March 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "A Convenient Truth in Gloucestershire Echo". Glosecho. May 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "A Convenient Truth at GLP". Glp. Nov 15, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Malin Andersson (November 25, 2011). "Kristianstad förebild i tv-serie om miljön (Swedish)". Kristianstadsbladet. Retrieved November 24, 2011.
  6. ^ "wiltsstandard".
  7. ^ "Eco-Documentary: An Inconvenient Truth 2". Retrieved May 31, 2013.
  8. ^ David Jenkins (December 1, 2011). "TimeOut reviews episode 1 of An Inconvenient Truth 2". TimeOut. Retrieved December 1, 2011.[dead link]
  9. ^ "Review: An Inconvenient Truth 2". Retrieved July 22, 2013.[permanent dead link]

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