This week, the documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power opens in theaters across the country. Ten years after he won an Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth, the sequel follows Al Gore as he travels the world to champion clean energy. While the news about climate change remains dire, Gore strikes a hopeful note in the film, saying that technological advances in renewable energy can save the day. KQED’s Monica Lam talks with the filmmakers behind the sequel, Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk.

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Interview with Co-Directors of ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ 8 August,2017Monica Lam


Monica Lam

Monica  is the senior producer of KQED Newsroom, a weekly current affairs TV program, and has reported extensively on the criminal justice system.

Before joining KQED, Monica worked at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where she examined conditions inside maximum security prisons and abuse in state-run institutions for the developmentally disabled. Prior to that, she produced and directed Journey of the Bonesetter’s Daughter, a documentary that follows novelist Amy Tan as she creates an opera based on her family history.

Monica’s work has been honored with a duPont Award, three Emmys, regional and national Murrow Awards, and has been recognized by Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists, Religion Newswriters Association and the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club. Monica studied urban studies at Stanford University and earned a master’s in journalism at University of California at Berkeley. Follow her on twitter: @monicazlam

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