“On Sunday evening, Oct. 15, 2017, about 40 people gathered at Bethel CRC in Waterdown, Ont., for a viewing of the documentary Before the Flood, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. In this 2016 documentary, DiCaprio takes viewers around the world to meet experts and politicians in order to reveal the scale of climate change, the reasons why a few people are skeptical, the consequences of inaction, and potential paths toward a solution. The film attempts to find a balance between making clear that the earth is facing massive danger while also offering audiences a glimmer of hope that catastrophe can be averted. Creating awareness of the impacts of climate change, one of the goals of the Climate Witness Project, is an important first step to taking action.” (Henry Brouwer)
Henry Brouwer has helped several churches host screenings of Before the Flood that include helpful discussions after the film.