James Cameron-Directed Film Targets Donald Trump for Calling Climate Change a "Hoax"
The 'Titanic' helmer called Trump a "madman" ahead of the premiere of his short film, which was introduced by Sigourney Weaver at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday.
Sigourney Weaver continued the star-studded parade of speakers at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
The actress took the stage to introduce a short film on climate change directed by James Cameron. Weaver narrated the movie.
"As an American, I am also deeply concerned about my family’s future, about our shared future as a nation," she said. "Because that future is at risk."
The film referenced Trump's "reckless denial" of climate change and showed a clip of the GOP nominee calling global warming a "hoax."
"I am not a believer in climate change," Trump is heard saying in the movie, titled Not Reality TV.
Ahead of the film's debut, Cameron called Trump "a madman" and "incredibly reckless, incredibly dangerous" for his position on global warming, according to the Associated Press.
The Titanic director spoke to reporters to say that attacking Trump's rejection of climate change science is a "winning" strategy for Democrats. Cameron referred to Trump as "a madman saying we're going to tear up" the landmark climate change agreement negotiated in Paris, a quote that also aired in the film.
Not Reality TV also featured Jack Black, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera and Hillary Clinton. The film showed wildfires, heat waves and the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy to demonstrate how climate change is harming the U.S.
"We made this film to show the reality of climate change — how it's directly affecting millions of people each day," Cameron said earlier in a statement. "As I've said before, to save our planet we need to mobilize like we did during World War II — the threat to our country and children is that severe."
Asked Weaver: "Can Donald Trump look these people in the eye and tell them climate change is a hoax? That there's nothing we can do? That he doesn’t care about their pain?"
The third night of the four-day convention also sees speeches from Angela Bassett, Lee Daniels and a performance from Lenny Kravitz. Headlining the event are Clinton's vice presidential pick Tim Kaine, Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama.
Only halfway in, the DNC has had no shortage of A-list support in Philadelphia.
On Tuesday night, Kesha performed at a gun-control concert, and on Wednesday night Fergie will headline a concert for the Creative Coalition and the Black Eyed Peas will headline the Rock The Vote concert at the Fillmore.
Susan Sarandon, Shailene Woodley, Rosario Dawson and Shonda Rhimes all have been spotted at the DNC, in addition to the impressive roster of celebrity speakers. Last night, Meryl Streep, Lena Dunham and America Ferrera and Tony Goldwyn spoke, while Elizabeth Banks hosted and former President Bill Clinton headlined.