There is never a shortage of celebrity in Morelia. The festival attracts the best and brightest from Mexico, Latin America and indeed the rest of the world. But it’s something special when the festival gets to play host to a guest as unique and influential as a former Vice President of the United States like it did Saturday night with Al Gore.
In town to promote his climate crisis documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel,” the former VP addressed a crowded Teatro Ruben Romero. A wall of cameras and microphones pointed at the stage as the stately environmental activist sat for a half hour talk that stretched long. Once he started, it was clear he wasn’t going to stop until he addressed each issue fully.
Gore’s answers came slowly and deliberately as he picked his words carefully, making sure to keep them informative and relevant to the local crowd.
“Mexico is a fast growing emerging economy with …