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Leonardo DiCaprio unveils his new film, climate change doc Before the Flood

hollywood Updated: Sep 10, 2016 14:45 IST

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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is surrounded by fans as he arrives for the premier of the film Before the Flood at TIFF the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (REUTERS)

Leonardo DiCaprio has unveiled his climate change documentary Before the Flood at the Toronto International Film Festival, saying the film is intended to “give the scientific community a voice.”

The film was directed by Fisher Stevens. It chronicles DiCaprio’s exploits around the globe to raise awareness about climate change.

Leonardo DiCaprio arrives on the red carpet with Fisher Stevens (R) for the film Before the Flood during the 41st Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), in Toronto. (REUTERS)

DiCaprio is a United Nations Ambassador of Peace. He was greeted by fans outside the film’s premiere Friday.

The Academy Award-winning actor says, “We are truly at a turning point in history.” He says this issue “depends on the education of the public and the evolution of our species to combat what is the largest crisis we’ve ever faced.”

Leonardo DiCaprio arrives on the red carpet for the film "Before the Flood" during the 41st Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), in Toronto. (REUTERS)

Stevens says the film’s release is intentionally timed to the US presidential election.

The film will air October 31 on National Geographic.

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