National Geographic Channel and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood Partner with Rock the Vote and theSkimm to Educate and Register Voters at 50 University Screenings

Announcement — Timed to National Voter Registration Day — Marks
Beginning of Massive Rollout Planned by National Geographic to Bring Before
the Flood
to as Wide an Audience as Possible Before Election Day

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Geographic Channel (@NatGeoChannel) announced today the
launch of a nationwide college campus tour for its new film BEFORE
THE FLOOD
to raise vital awareness during this election year about
the urgent need to address climate change.

The film, directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens
(@FisherStevensBk), and produced and narrated by Academy Award®-winning
actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo
DiCaprio
(@LeoDiCaprio), will tour to at least 50 college campuses.
The announcement coincides with National Voter Registration Day (www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org)
— a national effort to engage Americans to exercise their right to vote.

BEFORE THE FLOOD presents a firsthand account of the dramatic
changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as
the actions we as individuals and as a society must take immediately, in
order to prevent these catastrophic disruptions to life on our planet
from becoming a permanent reality for future generations.

The film follows DiCaprio as he shows the devastation of climate change
on five continents and the Arctic. He speaks with top scientists, world
leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deep understanding of
the complex and interconnected nature of climate change, and to
determine concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental
challenge of our time.

“Climate change is the most critical and urgent problem facing our world
today, and it must be a top issue for voters this Election Day,” said
DiCaprio. “Fisher and I set out to make a film that not only educates
people about the challenges we face if we fail to act, but one which
also shows the solutions we can implement if we can find the political
will to do so. We need leaders not only in the United States, but across
the globe, who believe in the science of climate change and who have the
courage to take a stand for our planet. Bringing this film to college
campuses is a key component to engaging young voters to hold our leaders
accountable.”

“As last night’s debate made clear, climate change is and should be a
pivotal part of the conversation for this election,” added Fisher. “We
are thrilled that National Geographic shares our desire to bring this
issue to the forefront and demand that anyone running for elected office
make their intentions on this issue known.”

National Geographic Channel has partnered with Rock the Vote and
theSkimm to ensure everyone who attends a screening of BEFORE THE
FLOOD
can register to vote and is informed on the issues. Audiences
will be encouraged to register to vote online at rtvote.com/beforetheflood
or by texting “BeforeTheFlood” or “BTF” to RTVOTE (788-683).

theSkimm will be activating their network of 14,000 Skimm’bassadors
across the country to attend screenings of the film, and on-campus
Skimm’bassadors will be on site to register voters and share their
voters’ guide.

“theSkimm is nonpartisan. We don’t care who you vote for, but we’re
making sure there are no excuses when it comes to getting out and voting
in this election,” said Carly Zakin, co-founder and co-CEO,
theSkimm. “If your state allows online voter registration, we’re making
it easy to register online at theskimm.com/vote.
If you need to mail in a signed form or need an absentee ballot, our
Skimm’bassadors will be at these screenings to help,” added Danielle
Weisberg, co-founder and co-CEO, theSkimm.

“Through this tour, we hope to register at least 50,000 students to vote
and ensure they are informed on the dire need for action to fight
climate change,” added Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic
Global Networks. “We share Leo and Fisher’s passion for this issue, and
this college tour marks the beginning of our aggressive plans to make
sure as many people as possible can see this important film.”

BEFORE THE FLOOD will screen at the White House on Oct. 3 as part
of the South by South Lawn Event, opens in theaters in New York and Los
Angeles on Oct. 21, and premieres on the National Geographic Channel on
Sunday, Oct. 30, in 171 countries and 45 languages.

The following schools are the initially confirmed universities screening BEFORE
THE FLOOD
before the election; additional universities are signing
up daily:

American University
Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the
Arts and Technology
Atlas High
College of the Redwoods
Community
College of Vermont
Georgetown Law
Harvard University
Missouri
State University
New Mexico State University
Northwestern
University
S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural
Resources/Utah State University
Tacoma Community College
Texas
A&M University Corpus Christi
Tulane University
UCLA
University
of Cincinnati
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Iowa
University
of Washington (Nearby)
University of Washington Tacoma
University
of Wisconsin-Green Bay
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Campuses interested in hosting screenings can register here: https://goo.gl/forms/jVUMGU3JD23YjDrq2

For more information, visit www.beforetheflood.com
or www.natgeotv.com/beforetheflood.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Presents With RATPAC DOCUMENTARY FILMS
An
APPIAN WAY Production in Association With INSURGENT DOCS And DIAMOND DOCS
A
Film By LEONARDO DiCAPRIO And FISHER STEVENS
BEFORE THE FLOOD
Written
By MARK MONROE Edited By GEOFFREY RICHMAN A.C.E BEN SOZANSKI
ABHAY
SOFSKY And BRETT BANKS
Cinematographer ANTONIO ROSSI Executive
Music Producers TRENT REZNOR And ATTICUS ROSS
Executive Producers
MARTIN SCORSESE ADAM BARDACH MARK MONROE And ZARA DUFFY
PRODUCED BY
FISHER STEVENS TREVOR DAVIDOSKI JENNIFER DAVISSON
BRETT RATNER And
JAMES PACKER
Produced By LEONARDO DiCAPRIO Directed By FISHER
STEVENS

Contacts

For NGC:
Chris Albert, 202-912-6526 (O)
310-880-1250 (C)
chris.albert@natgeo.com
or
Erin
Griffin, 202-912-6681 (O)
202-316-9707 (C)
erin.griffin@natgeo.com
or
Kristin
Montalbano, 202-912-3244 (O)
703-678-3678 (C)
kristin.montalbano@natgeo.com