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.