Screened as part of NZIFF 2016

Tomorrow 2015

Demain

Directed by Cyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent Framing Reality

In ten countries around the world this stimulating French doco (and box office hit) finds concrete examples of solutions to environmental and social challenges in agriculture, energy, economy, education and governance.

France In English and French with English subtitles
118 minutes DCP
Exempt

Producer

Bruno Levy

Screenplay

Cyril Dion

Photography

Alexandre Leglise

Editor

Sandie Bompar

Music

Fredrika Stahl

With

Anthony Barnosky
,
Emmanuel Druon
,
Jan Gehl
,
Elizabeth Hadly
,
Perrine Hervé-Gruyer
,
Charles Hervé-Gruyer
,
Rob Hopkins
,
Bernard Lietaer
,
Michelle Long
,
Kari Louhivuori
,
Pierre Rabhi
,
Elango Rangaswamy
,
Robert Reed
,
Jeremy Rifkin
,
Thierry Salomon
,
Olivier De Schutter
,
Vandana Shiva
,
David Van Reybrouck
,
Malik Yakini

Think globally, act locally: you’ve heard it before, but this stimulating documentary makes it news, showing some great ideas for doing just that, translated into action. Refusing to be overwhelmed by the prospect of global meltdown, actress-filmmaker Mélanie Laurent and ecological rights advocate Cyril Dion resolved to make a film that would energise people who they reasonably assumed already knew the worst.

Upbeat, without ever denying the scale of the challenges, Tomorrow travels the world to meet an array of resourceful activists, organisers and committed men, women and children working to make the world a more sustainable place. In Detroit, farming programs have flourished in vacant urban spaces. Recycling in San Francisco is actually effective. In Copenhagen, nearly 70% of energy is drawn from non-fossil fuels. In an Indian village, a progressive mayor instigates participative democracy that brings different castes to work together. In Bristol, an alternative currency allows monies spent locally to stay in Bristol.  

The film’s been a runaway hit in France. No mere poster girl for environmental action, Laurent shared top documentary honours at this year’s César Awards with Dion.