On April 14, 2017, Tomorrow the winner of the Best Documentary Feature César Award (the French equivalent of the Academy Award), opens in US theaters to coincide with Earth Day celebrations.
Back in 2012, Nature published a study led by more than 20 researchers from the top scientific institutions in the world predicting that humankind could disappear between 2040 and 2100. It also said that it could be avoided by drastically changing our way of life and take appropriate measures. In Tomorrow, the filmmakers meet with leading environmental experts who have developed practical schemes to face environmental and social challenges in search of solutions that can help save the next generations.
This English-language environmentally themed documentary, released by Under the Milky Way, presents concrete solutions implemented throughout the world by hundreds of communities. The film opens in San Francisco (Vogue Theatre) on April 14th; New York (Village East) and Los Angeles (Laemmle Music Hall) on April 21st, and other select cities across the US.
Tomorrow follows Laurent and Dion as they travel around the world to follow people offering concrete and simple solutions to resolve environmental and social challenges faced by all. Shortly after giving birth to her first child, Laurent became increasingly aware of the eco-dangers and the state of urgency that her son will face in the future. Laurent, Dion and their crew travel around the globe to investigate what could cause such disasters and find ways to prevent it.
From the US to the UK and through Finland and India, these stars visit permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects, and community-owned renewable initiatives to highlight people making a difference in the fields of food, energy, finance, democracy, and education. Their common ideas and examples make Tomorrow one of the most essential and unexpectedly inspirational viewing experiences of our time.
Six Americans are featured in the film which highlights nearly two dozen international specialists in environmental and social causes. The Americans are Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly, both from Berkeley, San Francisco’s Michelle Long and Robert Reed, Jeremy Rifkin of The Wharton School and Malik Yakini from Detroit.