An Inconvenient Truth

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"An Inconvenient Truth" is a 2006 documentary film produced by Laurie P. David about global warming featuring former Vice President during the Clinton administration and 2000/2004 presidential candidate Albert Gore, Jr.. [1]

Gore's book (ISBN 1594865671) by the same title was released by Rodale Books on June 13, 2006. [2]

About the Documentary

"An Inconvenient Truth" is promoted as offering "a passionate and inspirational look at one man's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. That man is former Vice President Al Gore, who, in the wake of defeat in the 2000 election, re-set the course of his life to focus on a last-ditch, all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change. In this eye-opening and poignant portrait of Gore and his 'traveling global warming show,' Gore also proves himself to be one of the most misunderstood characters in modern American public life. Here he is seen as never before in the media - funny, engaging, open and downright on fire about getting the surprisingly stirring truth about what he calls our 'planetary emergency' out to ordinary citizens before it's too late." [3]

The movie was produced by environmental activist Laurie David, board member of the National Resources Defense Council, working with Participant Productions.


Plot Outline: "A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide." [4] View trailers here, here, here, here or here.

Pre-Release Showings: The approximately 100-minute documentary film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival January 24-29, 2006, was shown to celebrities and lawmakers March 16, 2006, and at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival [5] in May.

Public Release: The film is set for public release May 24 (26), 2006, by Paramount Classics and Participant Productions. The film is "produced by Laurie David, Lawrence Bender and Scott Z. Burns. Jeff Skoll, Davis Guggenheim, Diane Weyermann, Ricky Strauss and Jeff Ivers are the executive producers and the co-producer is Lesley Chilcott." [6][7] See full cast and crew.


An Inconvenient Truth won Academy Awards for Best Original Song and for Best Documentary - Feature.[1]


In its first month in theaters, An Inconvenient Truth grossed $7,613,606; its total domestic gross was $24,146,161.[1]

About the Book

From the publisher: An Inconvenient Truth, "Gore's groundbreaking battle cry of a follow-up to the bestselling Earth in the Balance, will be published to tie in with a documentary film of the same name that will be seen in theaters across the country in May. Both the book and film were inspired by a series of multimedia presentations on global warming that Gore created and delivers to groups around the world. With this book, Gore, who is one of our environmental heroes -- and a leading expert -- brings together leading-edge research from top scientists around the world; photographs, charts, and other illustrations; and personal anecdotes and observations to document the fast pace and wide scope of global warming. He presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness -- and with humor, too -- that the fact of global warming is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked." [8]

Note: Earth in the Balance (ISBN 0618056645) was published April 2000 by the Houghton Mifflin Company. See Barnes and Noble's website for publisher's review.

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 No byline (Undated). An Inconvenient Truth (2006). Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 2010-12-14. “Domestic Total Gross: $24,146,161”

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