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An Inconvenient Truth
Directed by Davis Guggenheim
Produced by Lawrence Bender
Scott Z. Burns
Laurie David
Lesley Chilcott (co-producer)
Starring Al Gore
Music by Michael Brook
Edited by Jay Cassidy
Dan Swietlik
Distributed by Paramount Classics
Release date
May 24, 2006
Running time
Country USA
Language English
Budget US$+1,000,000[1]
Box office US$49,047,567

An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 documentary movie about global warming directed by Davis Guggenheim, presented by former United States Vice President Al Gore.[2] The movie was first shown at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. It opened in New York and Los Angeles on May 24, 2006. The movie was released on DVD on November 21, 2006. A companion book by Gore reached Number 1 on the paperback nonfiction New York Times bestseller list on July 2, 2006.[3] The movie won Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and for Best Original Song.[4]

An Inconvenient Truth is the story of Al Gore and his efforts to tell people about the climate crisis. Gore says, "I've been trying to tell this story for a long time and I feel as if I've failed to get the message across." The movie closely follows a "slide show" presentation that Gore has shown throughout the world. It shows Gore's exploration of the global warming data, and predictions regarding climate change and its potential for disaster, with Gore's life story.

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  1. "On a Bender: A chat with Inconvenient Truth co-producer and Hollywood bigwig Lawrence Bender". Retrieved March 7, 2007.
  2. "Winner: Documentary Feature, An Inconvenient Truth". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. February 25, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-18.
  3. "New York Times Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction". The New York Times. 2006-07-02. Retrieved 2007-03-17.
  4. "NY Times: An Inconvenient Truth". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-11-23.

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