And We Go Green, a documentary focused on the rise of Formula E and its positive impact in combating global warming and air pollution, will screened for the first time on television, airing on Tuesday May 12 at 7.00pm on Canal + Sport in France.
The film, which received acclaim from critics and audiences alike after debuting at the 2019 Cannes and Toronto International Film Festivals, is directed by Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens (Before the Flood) and Malcolm Venville (44 Inch Chest and Henry's Crime) and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio under his Appian Way banner, along with RadicalMedia and Bloomfish Productions. Stevens and DiCaprio previously collaborated on Before the Flood, a 2016 documentary about climate change.
And We Go Green provides a behind-the-scenes look at the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and chronicles how the ground-breaking series has become the world’s fastest growing motorsport since its inception in 2014. Offering captivating and suspenseful racing footage interwoven with candid interviews from reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne, former Formula E driver Nelson Piquet Jr., and current stars Sam Bird, Lucas di Grassi and André Lotterer, the film follows the professional drivers on the international Formula E circuit as they race for victory across 10 major cities to contest the 2017/18 season.
Formula E Founder and Chairman Alejandro Agag, who also appears in the film, said: “The documentary encapsulates the true mission and purpose of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, to show how competition drives technological development and how the excitement of sport can have a meaningful social impact and alter perceptions of electric vehicles.
“This notion is how the title And We Go Green came about. Not only does it signal the start of our races, but it also indicates an urgent need to put the brakes on devastating and irreparable damage already caused by fossil fuels. I’m proud to have worked with such great talent and a production team who share the same common values around sustainability and making a positive impact in the fight against climate change.”