Demain France 2015 – 118min.

Tomorrow

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Tomorrow

film reviews: Geoffrey Crété

A new twist on the ecological crisis: a feel-good movie about the best ways to solve it, both economic and social. Following the publication of a study that announced the possible disappearance of part of humanity by 2100, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent set out with a team of four people to ten countries, investigating what could cause this catastrophe and most of all how to avoid it. During their trip, they met pioneers who are reinventing agriculture, energy, the economy, democracy and education. By shedding light on these positive and concrete initiatives that already work, they begin to see the emergence of what could be tomorrow's world…

Demain is less a beautiful documentary film than a magnificent humanistic gesture, which deserves not to be reduced to a caricature. Despite seeming tailored only to be in tune with the times, this feel-good documentary by Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent proves to be far from your regular eco-pic. It is lively and bright, didactic without being silly, and an invitation on a trip around the world (France, England, Iceland, USA, India) to discover the beauty of the world from the viewpoint of humanity. Instead of focusing on endangered flora and fauna, it investigates the alternatives and solutions accessible to everyone, putting the power in the hands of the world’s citizen, who thus far have been more alarmed than informed by findings of scientists. With the aim of placing the issues within the economic, social and political structure of the planet, this movie is an accessible, exciting study that is more important than ever.

18.12.2015

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