FILE - This May 25, 2019 file photo shows Michael Moore at the awards ceremony of the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France. In "Planet of the Humans," which premiered Wednesday, July 31, at the Traverse City Film Festival, he and director Jeff Gibbs pull the curtain back on the false promises of alternative energy, from electric cars to windmills and biomass, and expose why they're not working. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

New Michael Moore-backed doc tackles alternative energy

August 07, 2019 - 7:51 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new documentary promoted and backed by Michael Moore poses the provocative question: What if alternative energy isn't all it's cracked up to be?

"Planet of the Humans" takes on electric cars, solar panels, wind turbines, biomass, biofuel and even leading environmentalist groups like the Sierra Club, and figures, from Al Gore and Van Jones to 350.org leader Bill McKibben.

It's directed by Moore's longtime producer Jeff Gibbs. It premiered last week at Moore's Traverse City Film Festival where it garnered an unexpected standing ovation.

Gibbs says it was crushing to learn that solar and wind aren't the solutions, but he hopes that the film will get the country asking better questions and lead to better change.

"Planet of the Humans" does not yet have distribution.

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