The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

October 15, 2009 12:00 ET

The Fraser Institute: Al Gore Refuses to Answer Questions From Director of Global Warming Documentary Not Evil Just Wrong; Media Prescreening to Be Held Friday October 16 in Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2009) - The filmmaker behind a new documentary examining the hype around global warming has become an Internet video sensation after Al Gore refused to answer questions about inaccuracies in his own movie, An Inconvenient Truth, during an environmental journalists conference last weekend.

Gore ducked questions from Phelim McAleer, co-producer and co-director of Not Evil Just Wrong, and conference organizers eventually cut off his microphone.

A video clip of the incident is available on YouTube at

McAleer's co-producer and co-director Ann McElhinney will be in Calgary on Friday, October 16 for a special media prescreening of Not Evil Just Wrong, The True Cost of Global Warming Hysteria, at 10 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 700 Centre Street SE.

McElhinney's appearance comes as the film readies for its global premiere on Sunday, October 18 with special screenings across Canada sponsored by the Fraser Institute.

Irish filmmakers McElhinney and McAleer also made Mine Your Own Business, a documentary that tackled the dark side of environmentalism and its campaign to halt mining development in third world countries.

Since completing Not Evil Just Wrong, the couple has received death threats while environmental groups have urged boycotts of the movie and mainstream Hollywood has ignored the film.

Interested media are invited to attend the prescreening and are asked to contact Kendal Egli, Fraser Institute media relations coordinator, at (604) 688-0221 ext. 568 or email

Date: Friday, Oct. 16, 2009
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency,
700 Centre Street SE, Calgary
Neilson 3 Room

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