Tomorrow, must be seen today, now, immediately, because it is a cinematic experiment capable of demonstrating that salvation is at hand by existing, scattered around the world, best practices that can be replicated, imitated, improved. Salvation from what? From the fate that we have ensured so far, but that we still have the possibility to change. Yes, if we start doing something tomorrow. Tonight, or as soon as possible, let's watch the film by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent produced by Lucky Red, with the patronage of the Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of the Territory and the Sea.
Tomorrow: the starting point
With an approach completely free from fundamentalisms of any kind, rich instead of pragmatism, this film chooses to answer the question "What would you do if you knew that in 2100, the world as we know it will disappear? " without condemning, without pointing the finger at anyone. Only, so to speak, by shining the spotlight on projects and initiatives already put into practice, which can prove to be replicable and driving towards a different near future. From a review, perhaps better than the current one.
It all started with one scientific study published in 2012 in the journal Nature in which it is argued, with good reason, that there is not much in terms of generations, from the occurrence of a generalized collapse of ecosystems, until the end of life on earth.
This was the starting point from which Cyril and Mélanie started, accomplishing a journey around the world in search of new models, for a better tomorrow. They found many interesting ideas that are in their own small way changing the common imagination of the world, in the field of agriculture or economy, as well as energy, education, urban planning or political programming.
Don't imagine a documentary: this is a real one road movie in search of neither a treasure nor an imaginary land, but the salvation of ours, of Earth. Entertained by the lively and friendly dialogue of Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion, you get on board and you get to knock on the door of political leaders, farmers and visionary entrepreneurs as well as experts in the environment, economics and town planning. But also of a Finnish principal as of an English farmer, or of a local Indian administrator who has put in place a model of democracy far from the concept of caste.
All this to show - not just to say, but "SHOW", finally - that the solutions exist, they are in our hands, and if Tomorrow we begin to take a good example, the scenario may not be apocalyptic. The strengths of this film are its rhythm and innovative approach that is totally detached from its "ancestors, filing a dramatic or accusatory vision to devote himself to the search for solutions. It seems to say "Okay, today it's like this, so what do we do tomorrow?".
In less than two hours they arrive many answers, ideas, ideas, transmitted in an accessible language to everyone and if the experts in this sector have something to say for the lack of insights, they can do it as long as they want by themselves - means and references are not lacking - and start instead to appreciate the optics chosen and the breadth of vision.
Tomorrow in 5 parts
Agriculture, Energy, Economy, Democracy and Education: the sectors in which our actions should be articulated are counted at the tip of the fingers so as not to condemn future generations. These are the five chapters of Tomorrow.
We start from the land and from the practices to cultivate it and make it productive without using fertilizers and pesticides, from examples of urban agriculture and repopulated countryside, of a Agriculture who "doesn't care" about what the petrochemical industry would like to impose.
A theme that touches onPower, and this is the second act, in which we look together with the two directors towards a world in which cities and entire countries can become independent of oil, simply by reorganizing themselves.
L'Economy always focuses, and in fact it is the third chapter of the film, a chapter in which the intricate universe of new monetary systems is explored that can create advantages for the territory and make it independent from banks, thanks also to the construction of new networks and to the one now known like "circular economy ".
All this must be placed in the current political context, and here is the Tomorrow is also Democracy, one in which citizens can collaborate with politicians if they are able to create a critical mass, which is only possible if there is an efficient school system.
Let's go back to school, then, and in Finland, for example, where there is little time between the schools but you learn to live, to collaborate, to resolve conflicts and to live in harmony with nature too.
Tomorrow, and then?
After the show of best practices, the credits do not close the curtain leaving us to return to our daily life, today, unchanging. Scrolls with the names a thread of hope, of concrete hope which is up to us to grasp making it a rope to which we can hook with our future actions. From tomorrow.
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