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Dive into ‘Close The Divide’ – A Compelling Documentary Now Streaming on Apple TV, Amazon Prime, and YouTube Movies – Learn More

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Dive into Close The Divide, a compelling documentary now streaming on Apple TV, Amazon Prime, and YouTube Movies. This film masterfully explores the pressing issues of climate change amidst the global energy crisis, making it a must-watch for anyone involved in the energy sector. Close The Divide dives deep into the heart of our growing demand for fossil fuels and the critical need for sustainable solutions. With a unique blend of human psychology, factual reality checks, and hopeful narratives, it challenges viewers to reconsider their perspectives and to collaborate on innovative solutions for a sustainable future. Don’t miss this essential exploration of one of the most pressing issues of our time. Watch the trailer now!

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An Interview with the Director of the Film Tom Acton:

Why did you decide to make Close the Divide and dive into the subject of the energy transition?

In my own life I found it increasingly difficult to have a conversation surrounding climate change and energy, it seemed like everyone thought they were right and were willing to tell you that in a passionate way!  But I wanted to understand the bigger picture. What is causing the most GHG’s, what are the impacts and how does it affect different populations throughout the world?

It came to me one day that our biases, based on where we live and who we interact with, are sometimes blinding us to see the reality or bigger picture of our world.  I decided to make this film to break people free from their pre-conceived notions in the hopes that showing how uniting diverse perspectives can be the spark we need to move forward in profound ways. I hope it has that impact on people!

Why should professionals working in the energy sector watch this movie?

I have spoken with many people on both “sides” of this. One thing I hear quite often from people in the energy industry is their frustration surrounding the general lack of knowledge and the public’s hypocrisy advocating to eliminate the energy producers, yet they use their products in almost every aspect of their daily life. I hear this argument all the time when people from the industry try to talk to the younger generation or activists. But arguing that someone is ignorant or giving them more facts about said hypocrisy, does not work to change their mind! Nor does pushing doom and gloom on people, enhancing anxiety on the population, from the other side.

I think Close The Divide will be a sigh of relief from many in the industry as we allow some incredibly intelligent subjects who understand the energy sector to speak, but also because it might shift your perspective on what motivates human behavior in positive direction, and towards one that actually results in progress.

How is this documentary different from others covering the climate crisis?

I think many other films push the doom and gloom narrative on their viewers.  Such as, the first 30 minutes tells us we are all going to die if we don’t stop everything we are doing now.  Then maybe they provide a “silver bullet” solution that is going to solve everything.  But that is not possible and not the reality, as this issue is so vast and complex and we need hundreds or thousands of possible solutions, and to work with industries of all kinds to reduce emissions.

I think it’s important to address how this crisis and subsequent solutions, whether that be natural gas, small-scale nuclear or renewables working in tandem with grid-scale storage, affects people in the developing world vs the developed world we live in. How do we contextualize the solutions? I think that will be an eye-opener for many, even if they work directly in the energy industry.

Additionally, providing people false hopes is going to result in a backfire I think towards the climate movement and further the polarization we often see. This is going to take time, but what is different with our film is that we talk about human ingenuity and innovation over-coming this problem, not fear.  I think that’s a captivating story for many that is often not heard in traditional environmental documentaries. We also explore why we are seeing people take actions such as glueing themselves to trains and throwing soup on paintings to fight the climate crisis.

What do you hope to happen as more and more people watch this film?

I hope that our film can be a catalyst in a way for people to have conversations about our future without tipping into gridlocked anger and anxiety. Some of the reactions we received on the film’s premieres were families talking about this for days after, between generations and different backgrounds. Especially for those involved in the energy industry, this is a perfect opportunity to  have reasonable conversations with those who previously thought you were the enemy, or for those you thought didn’t like before. It sounds a bit cliché, but that kind of positive dialogue together is the first step, that I think we desperately need, to break people free from these intensely narrow viewpoints on climate change and energy.

Can you highlight an interesting point you learned while making this film?

I think one thing for me that was enlightening was seeing the differences between us, both in terms of how we use energy throughout the world, but also in terms of understanding how we think and value things differently. The perception of the issue from a liberal mind vs. a conversative mind varies and is fundamental to solving the issue. This gets clouded I think with all the noise we hear on social media.

Just as engineering, science, economics being fundamental to this issue; so is human behavior and it must be integrated into conversations surrounding solving our emissions problem to effectively move forward. Everyone is biased to a degree, but particularly for those that are terribly anxious and depressed about the state of our world, does it work to fight them? I don’t think it does.  I think it starts with understanding your perceived “enemy” on both sides.

Where can people access the film and learn more?

In the United States and Canada, we are available right now on Apple TV, Amazon Prime and YouTube Movies! To learn more about the film, please head to for some extra content!  Thank you for your interest and we hope you enjoy the film!

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