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DiCaprio unveils climate change film 'Before the Flood'

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Associated Press

Toronto, Canada  /  Sun, September 11, 2016  /  10:12 am
DiCaprio unveils climate change film 'Before the Flood'

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio arrives on the red carpet to promote the film "Before The Flood" during the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (The Canadian Press via AP/Michelle Siu)

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.

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

(Read also: Leonardo DiCaprio visits Mt. Leuser National Park)

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."

Stevens says the film's release is intentionally timed to the U.S. presidential election.

The film will air Oct. 31 on National Geographic.

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