More than ever before, the world's biggest celebrities have been using their platform to speak on the importance of climate change. Whether in a fictionalised context, like the Netflix blockbuster to come, Don't Look Up; or through the mighty vessel that is social media. Sure, the one and only David Attenborough has been doing this for years; (his recent documentary A Life on Our Planet another hit), but there's a new wave of concern coming through and their voices are loud. YouTube's forthcoming climate documentary, Dear Earth, brings these faces to the table; in an urgent plea for climate action.
The upcoming documentary features no shortage of a-list celebrities; including cameos from the likes of Billie Eilish, BLACKPINK’s Rosé, Jaden Smith, former president Barack Obama and of course, David Attenborough. Dear Earth was announced as part of the lineup for YouTube Originals’ October sustainability-centred programming.
According to the official synopsis for the Dear Earth documentary, the film is an “epic global celebration of our planet” and will offer guidance on “what we need to do to reverse climate change."
“Dear Earth shows us the latest in innovation, technology, and the sustainable revolution that’s about to take place,” it continues.
Speaking during a recent press tour, Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s global head of original content, shared that the documentary will “inspire and motivate audiences to create a better, healthier, existence for the planet through contributions from a wide range of global leaders, creators, celebrities and musicians."
The documentary will premiere on YouTube on October 23, and will follow a similar format to the platform's Dear Class of 2020 special, which aired during the pandemic last year. With that in mind, in addition to meaningful conversations around climate change and climate action; we can also expect to see musical performances, special appearances, and comedic shorts in the mix.
Watch the official railer for the Dear Earth documentary below.