Kuala Lumpur, August 24th 2017 – In conjunction with the 10th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) 2017, EcoKnights, in collaboration with United International Pictures Malaysia, hosted a free premier screening of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” yesterday in TGV, 1 Utama, with an audience of over 120 people.
The movie is a sequel to “The Inconvenient Truth” – the award winning big-screen adaptation of Former US Vice President Al Gore’s lecture on global warming’s perils in 2006.
Eleven years after the documentary film brought the reality of global warming into the hearts of pop culture, this sequel is a compelling follow-up of Al Gore’s zealous fight around the world. This sequel reveals that a real energy revolution is within our grasp and it also serves as an inspiration to spur action within people’s local community for a better climate and future, and to bring the message of truth to power. #BeInconvenientMY #TruthtoPower
Here are some reviews from the audience:
“I think that the Inconvenient Truth is important because it brings the issue to the general public. It raises the moral question: which side of history do you want do you want to be on? Do you want to be on the right or wrong side? I plan to be on the right side; the side that ensures the earth is liveable for future generations.” – Gregers, a 42-year-old environmental consultant.
“It’s not as engaging as the first but as a source of information on the issue of climate change, it’s very important.” – Al-Jafree Muhd Yusop, KLEFF 2017 judge.
“If Chile can do it, Malaysia could very well do it if we have the appropriate political will. I’m also very excited to see if Malaysia can emulate Al Gore’s climate warrior program.” – Markizah, a 62-year-old osteopath.
“I love the optimistic tone of the movie, and I hope that this film finally makes the Malaysian public to start thinking about the benefits of renewable energy.” – Jes Ebrahim, a 24-year-old musician.
“I think that the movie is more optimistic than the first and that it empowers me to put pressure on my local government to bring about change.” – Shashi, 29-year-old EcoKnights volunteer.
“I think that this film is very enlightening, informative, and inspiring. I am now even more inspired to live by convictions rather than convenience.” – Sher Wyn, a 24-year-old EcoKnights intern.
Members of the public can catch “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” on the big screen 24th Aug onwards at selected cinemas – TGV 1 Utama, TGV D’Pulze Cyberjaya, GSC MyTown , and GSC Midvalley.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is a call for action, as it is with the theme of this year’s 10th International KLEFF, which will be held in Publika on 23rd – 29th of October.
The International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is Malaysia’s first, biggest, and longest-running environmental film festival conceptualized and organized by not-for-profit environmental organization, EcoKnights. KLEFF is a platform to facilitate building a nation of ecologically conscious businesses, communities, and individuals through on-ground activities and film screenings. The focus of KLEFF is on critical environmental issues and stories such as pollution, transboundary haze, indigenous people’s rights, wildlife protection, nuclear energy, climate change, sustainable food production, waste management, local environmental heroes and more.
Established in 2005, EcoKnights® is a registered not-for-profit environmental organization. The organization provides and delivers development and environmental interventions to communities, government agencies, learning institutes and companies. Over the past 12 years, we have worked with various parties including local communities, government agencies, corporates, NGOs, universities, and international bodies with a common mission – to instill sustainable living across the country. Our strong partners include DHL, Panasonic, the US embassy, iM4U, Uber, the CIMB Foundation and many more.
For more information: www.ecoknights.org.my