Cyril Dion & Mélanie Laurent – France 2015 – 118 MIN
French & English w/ English subtitles
Saturday, November 5
7pm – GYMC – $12
Advance tickets are available for this screening
Presented by the Woolwich Arrow Pub
Stay after the screening for a post-film gathering with Wellington Beer available
A globetrotting documentary that’s more focused on solutions than problems, Tomorrow (Demain) provides a comprehensive look at ways in which activists, organizers and everyday citizens are trying to make the world a better, greener, more sustainable place. This playful exposé should be required viewing for anyone wondering what they could do to pitch in and save the planet.
Showing solutions, telling a feel-good story… this may be the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that our countries are going through. After a special briefing for the journal Nature announced the possible extinction of a part of mankind before the end of the 21st century, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, together with a team of four people, carried out an investigation in ten different countries to figure out what may lead to this disaster and above all how to avoid it.
During their journey, they met the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. Joining those concrete and positive actions which are already working, they began to figure out what could be tomorrow’s world…
Here are some of the characters and contributors met by the DEMAIN team during its journey in 10 countries.:
- The Detroit urban farming movement
- ncredible Edible in Todmorden (GB)
- Copenhagen citizens and representatives
- Eric Scotto, Akuo Energie CEO
- Guðni Jóhannesson, general manager of the Icelandic National Energy Authority
- The Bristol Pound team
- Hervé Dubois, spokesman of the WIR bank in Basel
- Michael Schuman, economist,
- Members of BALLE ( Business Alliance fot Local Living Economies)
- People of the Kitchenware Revolution in Iceland
Demain won the Cesar award for best
documentary in France this year
Actress since the age of 14th, Mélanie Laurent has participated in more than 40 feature films, among which Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards, Philippe Lioret’s Je vais bien ne t’en fais pas (for which she was awarded a César (the French Oscar) for best young actress), Radu Mihaileanu’s Le Concert, Roselyn Bosch’s La Rafle, Billie August’s Night Train To Lisbon, Mike Mills’s Beginners.
She shot four movies, two short films and two full-length feature films. Her second, Respire, adapted from the novel by Anne-Sophie Brasme was featured on october 2014 and presented at the Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes film festival 2014. She is currently preparing Plonger adapted from the novel by Christophe Ono-dit-bio.
After a very short carrier as an actor, Cyril became Project Manager for the Hommes de Paroles foundation. He took part in organising the Israeli-Palestinian congress in Caux in 2003, then the 1st and 2nd Imams and Rabis World Congress in Bruxelles and Sevilla in 2005 and 2006.
In 2007, with Pierre Rabhi and some friends, he founded the Colibris movement which he ran until July 2013. Up to this day, he is still its spokesman and a member of the board council. Meanwhile, he is co-founder of the Kaizen magazine and the Domaine du Possible series for Actes Sud (a French publisher). In 2010, he was a producer executive with Colibris for Solutions locales pour un désordre global (“Local solutions for a global disorder”) by Colline Serreau. In 2014, he published a book of poems Assis sur le fil (“Seated on the Wire”) at la Table Ronde.