An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
First there was his book (Earth in the Balance, 1992), then his road show about the book, and now a documentary film about Al Gore's road show to push the crisis—and it is a crisis—of global warming to the forefront of American public discourse. Regardless of your opinion about Gore's political history, here he combines the consensus of mainstream science with admirable passion to explain in lay terms a crucial issue of our day. This film lacks almost any creativity in that it simply shows Gore giving his Power Point presentation to a live audience. But it is a Power Point well worth considering. Gore includes charts, graphs, statistics, personal anecdotes and before-and-after pictures of the effects of global warming. In conjunction with the film's release Gore has published a book version of An Inconvenient Truth (2006). This would be a fine film to watch with older kids.