Oscar-nominated actor Edward Norton, who is also the United Nations ambassador for biodiversity, is supporting the release of a new film called Anthropocene in Los Angeles on Friday night.
"I'm here to tell you about an important new documentary film," says Norton, in a promotional video for ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch. "The Anthropocene is the proposed current geological epoch in which humans are the primary cause of permanent change."
To put it simply, the film — which is getting a ton of Oscar-buzz after stints at Sundance and the Toronto Film Festival — shows beautifully and tragically how humans are negatively changing the earth.
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The timing of the nationwide screening event is purposefully coinciding with the UN Climate Action Summit and Climate Week in New York City.
Norton is set to moderate a live Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.