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Al Gore Sequel Paints Vivid Picture

Al Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power came out in January 2017, but it was all but impossible to find a showing in South Dakota. An online search shows only the Sierra Club sponsored a screening in Vermillion in September that year.

Gore's first documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, made a much bigger splash. It won an Academy Award for Best Documentary and was part of a body of work that earned Gore, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a Nobel Peace Prize.

Earlier this month, the Rapid City Public Library kicked off the new year by showing the sequel to a Sunday afternoon audience. As if often the case with environmental presentations, the congregation had already been converted. But the documentary inspired a discussion that SDPB's Victoria Wicks was there to capture.

Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She Retired from this position in March 2023.