‘Tomorrow’, the Film

Before the lockdown, a friend of mine lent me her copy of the film ‘Tomorrow’.

Written by Cyril Dion, and directed by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, the film focuses on the powerlessness it’s easy to feel when dealing with the climate crisis, and what people all over the world are doing to combat this at both a grass-roots and political level.

Featuring segments about urban agriculture, local currency, Finnish schooling, and all manner of subjects in between, the film-makers manage to paint a really positive picture of how our world could look in the near future. And most importantly of all, it looks achievable. The interviews with people who have already made aspirational changes make it look easy, and rather than the feeling of doom that’s so prevalent in much of the media in regards to climate, I came away from watching this with a feeling of hope.

Hope that I could do more, hope that what I was doing mattered, hope that others would try too. The Los Angeles Times Review said it really well;

‘”Tomorrow” swaps the usual handwringing doomsday prophesizing in favor of a decidedly more proactive approach.’

I particularly loved the soundtrack to the film, which is possibly a bit of a superficial take-away from it, but I felt it was so perfect for setting the tone and keeping things positive, but not ‘jolly’. And from a personal stand-point, the division into ‘chapters’ really aided my watching this – it meant that I could sneak a segment in daily whilst the children were occupied with other things.

Have you seen the movie? Is it one you would recommend? I would love to hear your thoughts, and any other suggestions for things I could watch. Contact me here, or on Twitter.

3 Replies to “‘Tomorrow’, the Film”

  1. It’s so good that there are films like this out there, they are especially pertinent and important in the current situation. It can be very hard not to feel despondent or that our ‘tiny drop’ makes no difference so it’s great to tap into other people’s optimism and action. I’ve been encouraged by leaders in countries like Iceland and New Zealand where there seems to be so much awareness that things need to change and a determination to put well-being of people and the planet first. I hope to be able to see ‘Tomorrow’, in the meantime this was another film I found uplifting, not so much the idea of communal living but a certain groundswell of movement that says yes, we can do things differently. In fact, Happen Films offer plenty of the same! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUwLAvfBCzw

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    1. Thank you for the recommendation! 🙂 I watched it this evening and thought it was excellent!

      There’s so much that we do, looking through the prism of ‘sustainability’ which seeks to let us continue living the way we do, but no amount of reusable water bottles or bamboo cutlery is going to change the fact that we’re overconsuming pretty much everything. I loved the ethos of ‘A Simpler Way’. At the forefront of everything we do in terms of the environment should be the desire to buy less – to consume less.

      Thanks again 🙂

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      1. You’re very welcome and I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Films like that – along with blogs like yours – do at least reassure me that I’m not alone and are so inspiring in encouraging me to fight on. You’re absolutely right, consumption is the key to everything . . . cue one massive UK shopathon the moment lockdown allows it, I suspect! 😦

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