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.