Inspiring French Documentary “Tomorrow” at The Poly on 3rd May

As a member of Transition Network, the UK distributor for the film, Transition Falmouth is delighted to be collaborating in screening “Demain (Tomorrow)” at The Poly on Wednesday 3rd May (7:30pm) (you can book tickets here)

Already viewed by over 1.5 million people in France alone, and winner of Best Documentary at the Cesar Awards (the French Oscars), “Tomorrow” has been hugely impactful.

A recent European study ‘Generation What?’ found that the major concern of people between 18 and 34 years old is now ecology, rather than employment, a shift attributed largely to the film.

Produced by activist and writer Cyril Dion and actress/director Mélanie Laurent, it tells the story of their search for solutions to the crisis humanity faces.

In 2014, the production team launched a crowdfunding campaign on KissKissBankBank in order to raise €200,000 to finance the film. In just 2 months, the contributions of 10,266 contributors meant that they actually raised €444,390. The film premiered in Paris during COP21.

It is a hugely positive, affirming and inspirational film, exploring creative solutions in the fields of food, energy, transport, economics and education.

It visits permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects, community-owned renewable projects, local currencies, creative schools, ambitious recycling projects.

It has been a huge boost to community-led projects, and is currently on release in 29 other countries, regularly receiving standing ovations, and leading to the formation of many new community projects.

It is the perfect antidote to the current sense of global despondency. It also has a great soundtrack! Here is the trailer:

The UK rollout began on January 24th with simultaneous screenings in Totnes, Todmorden and Bristol, the 3 UK places to appear in the film. Here’s what people thought of the Totnes screening:

We hope to be joining with other local initiatives in organising an “Apres Demain (After Tomorrow)” event as a follow-up to the film to help publicise and celebrate what’s possible as well as what’s already happening in Falmouth.

(thanks to Transition Network for use of some of the content of this article)


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