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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Leonardo DiCaprio HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Blood Diamond"  photo
The 11th Hour
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Aug 8, 2007
Leonardo DiCaprio - The 11th Hour

Q1: Why was it so important to you to make this film?
LD: We (with the directors Nadia Conners and Leila Conners Petersen) had previously worked together on two short films, and it really was a homemade movie in a lot of ways, and it became about – out of discussions that we had about the environment and media, and the want and the need to hear some of the great experts and visionaries in the environmental field of our time be able to speak in an open form uninterrupted about a subject matter that they've devoted their life to. That was really the basis of wanting to make this movie, wanting to hear some great thinkers really give us some insight as investigators on this issue. And we got to go to places like the Bioneers conference that Kenny here runs, and pick the brains of dozens of different people and it became, I suppose, a year and a half editing process condensing down some of their profound thoughts and ideas into an hour and a h...

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