Our world is heading toward an inevitable demise.
‘Tomorrow” is a shocking wake up call to the imminent danger our Earth is in. The documentary follows (a group of) young parents as they travel the world in search of solutions to change the climate, global economy, education and more.
The film is the first installment in the international studies Global Environment Film Series. International studies professor Jonathan Skaff presented the award-winning French film, directed by Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion, last Tuesday evening.
This documentary explores methods of change and cultivating a better future for the next generation.
The film dismisses several negative assumptions about environmentally friendly changes. It also highlights urban farming as a way for cities to produce their own food. It is predicted that food will soon become more difficult to obtain. However, urban farming is highly beneficial because food is grown closer to those who need it.
“Tomorrow” also calls into question the usefulness of our economy. Experts in this film encourage viewers to locally shop so money may circulate from person to person within the community.
Many cities around the world, including Bristol, England, have alternative local currencies in addition to the British pound. By using this method of local currency the money is spread among its citizens instead of large companies that may simply hoard the money.
“Tomorrow” also suggests that it may be time to reevaluate our school system and do what Finland has been doing. Children thrive on mutual respect, and teachers in Finland often sit with their students at lunch to form real connections and friendships. By doing this, they are focusing on social skills and building trusting relationships. Giving children a place to grow is the most powerful way to change the future.
Everyday people learn what they can do to change the world. Many assume because they are one person, they cannot make an impact. Imagine how different things could be if millions of people stopped thinking like that.
“Tomorrow” showcases the beauty of life with breathtaking cinematic scenes and an emotionally provoking score that forces audiences to reflect on their own lives. It is straight-forward about our future dangers and provides solutions. The movie also showcases the beauty of human relationships. If anything, this movie motivates as there are solutions all around us — we simply need to put forth the effort and give ourselves a better tomorrow.