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Emmy Award-Winning Actress Rachel Brosnahan Will Narrate Bloomberg Philanthropies’ New Climate Change Documentary Paris to Pittsburgh

Premiering Wednesday, December 12th at 9PM ET/PT on National Geographic
Produced by RadicalMedia in Partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies

New York, NY – Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan, star of the hit series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, will narrate Bloomberg Philanthropies’ upcoming climate change documentary, Paris to Pittsburgh.  The film will premiere on National Geographic, Wednesday, December 12th at 9PM ET/PT and is produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Paris to Pittsburgh brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future — and the Trump administration’s explosive decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement — the film captures what’s at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding. To view the trailer, visit ParistoPittsburgh.com.

At the recent Emmy Awards, Brosnahan, a Global Citizen ambassador who has worked on anti-poverty and get-out-the-vote initiatives in the past, used her acceptance speech time to strongly encourage those watching to “vote, show up, and bring a friend to the polls.”

Paris to Pittsburgh shines a light on the many forgotten communities and people who have been affected by climate change in our country, as well as solutions for how we can fight back and reduce our carbon footprint,” said Brosnahan.  “I’m proud to be part of this poignant and powerful documentary, and admire the pro-active approach Bloomberg Philanthropies has taken with this project and this issue; we need meaningful change.”

Paris to Pittsburgh explores the very real social and economic effects of climate change-fueled disasters—from America’s heartland to the nation’s coastlines and the island of Puerto Rico. The film features stories behind climate-related recovery and resiliency, as well as innovative efforts to reduce carbon emissions. It showcases cities, states, businesses and citizens taking their own action in the face of federal inaction.

Front and center is Pittsburgh, the boomtown formerly reliant on coal. When President Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the worldwide Paris Climate Agreement, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto didn’t follow. Instead, he and his city affirmed their commitment to ambitious energy efficiency goals. Mayor Peduto and Pittsburgh’s story is one of the many examples of bold economic and climate leadership in the film.

“America is not walking away from Climate Action; that’s the strong, clear message of Paris to Pittsburgh,” said Katherine Oliver, the film’s Executive Producer and a Principal at Bloomberg Philanthropies. “And who better to underscore that message than Rachel Brosnahan, a forward-looking and engaged role model for these times. We are thrilled that she has lent her strong voice and spirit of activism to this project.” Oliver further explained that Bloomberg Philanthropies has long believed in the power of informed storytelling to change minds and ignite positive change, and that’s why filmmaking has become such a key component of its strategy.

Paris to Pittsburgh is produced by the Academy Award and Emmy-winning production company RadicalMedia, in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. The film is co- directed by Emmy Award winner Sidney Beaumont and Emmy Award winning filmmaker Michael Bonfiglio.  Beaumont also produced the film. Executive Producers are Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger, Jon Kamen and Katherine Oliver. Co-producers are Lindsay Firestone and Katie Dunn. Antha Williams of the Bloomberg Philanthropies environment program served as a consulting producer.

Follow for updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @ParisPittsburgh or visit ParistoPittsburgh.com and visit National Geographic Education for educational resources focusing on coal and other sources of energy.

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