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The 11th Hour | 2007 | PG | - 2.3.1

Documentary evaluating the enormous and damaging impact of humankind on Earth and arguing that the ultimate destruction of civilization is imminent, unless drastic action is taken immediately. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Mikhail Gorbachev, Paul Hawken, Stephen Hawking and William McDonough. Directed by Leila Conners Peterson & Nadia Conners. [1:35]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - We see a bare-chested man wearing a loincloth-type clothing, and we see a bare-chested man standing in water.
 An infant nurses from its mother's breast (the bare breast is visible, with the infant covering the nipple). We see a fetus in utero.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - We see human bodies being loaded into ambulances, and we see a dead body floating in a flooded roadway.
 We see a person's emaciated body (rib bones are pressing against the skin) from the back.
 We see a man spear a fish in a stream. An alligator eats a large fish (we see its jaws closing on the fish; no blood is evident). A cheetah chases another animal (we do not see it being caught).
 We see a decaying sea creature on a beach, and we see a decaying animal carcass. We see a polar bear foraging through a garbage dump for food.
 People trudge through high floodwaters and people are shown taking cover from high winds (the roof is blown off a building).
 There are many scenes depicting violent acts of nature and destruction: tornadoes, tsunamis, hurricanes; e also see buildings explode and forests burn, ice shelves break away, and auto exhausts pours from a tail pipe. We see oil fields burning and the resulting clouds of thick smoke.
 People talk about Earth ending up like Mars, with severe temperatures and rains of sulfuric acid. People talk about the biosphere being sick, and that mankind is committing suicide. People talk about the potential for a "Dark Age." People talk about acid rain and our over reliance on fossil fuels and that there is "revenge of nature." People talk a about the health of the oceans and people talk about the exponential growth in population that's causing a drain on resources -- "As we destroy nature we are destroying ourselves."


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LANGUAGE 1 - 1 mild obscenity.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A glass of wine is shown on a table.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Climate change, Global Warming, society vs. nature, political directives, fossil fuels, progress, the Industrial Revolution, alchemy, imminent destruction of mankind, selfishness, politics, sustainable resources, deprivation, deforestation, leadership issues, flexibility, taxes, awareness, consumerism, frugality, Greenhouse Effect, bad judgment, mass extinction, greed, the web of life, exponential growth in population, opportunity costs, society of consumption, harmony between people and nature, opportunism, acid rain, subsidizing oil imports, love.

MESSAGE - The Earth has all the time in the world, but mankind doesn't.

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