On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis - much of which may be attributed to corporate greed and the collapse of ethical behaviour, Green Drinks 93rd film screening, Tomorrow ('Demain') provides a comprehensive look at ways in which activists, organizers and everyday citizens are trying to make the world a better, greener, more sustainable place.
The film makers believe that showing solutions and telling a feel-good story may be the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that our countries are going through.
Green Initiatives is proud to welcome the film's director, Cyril Dion, to share his insights with us after the film.
This film screening is organized in collaboration with Hachette Phoenix, Beijing, as well as the French Embassy, Beijing, as part of the Sino-French Ecological Month in September.
Film comes with Chinese subtitles.
About the Film
What would happen if showing solutions or telling stories that do good was the best way to solve ecologic, economic and social problems? Following a study that announced the possible disappearance of part of the humanity from now to 2100, the directors started their own research in ten countries to find out what could be provoking such a catastrophe and how could it be avoided. During their journey, they met pioneers that were reinventing the agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education.
To learn more about the film please visit: www.demain-lefilm.com/en/film
About the Director
Cyril Dion (born 23 July 1978) is a French writer, film director, poet, and activist. In 2007, he founded with Pierre Rabhi and a few friends, the ecological movement Colibris (hummingbird in French). He was director until July 2013 and is now the spokesperson and member of the steering committee. In 2010, he was advisor and co-producer with Colibris of the movie Think global act Local by Coline Serreau. In 2012, he co-founded Kaizen magazine, and was editor in chief from March 2012 to April 2014. He is also Editor in Chief of the Domaine du Possible (The field of possibilities) collection of the French publisher Actes Sud with Jean-Paul Capitani.
He wrote and co-produced with Mélanie Laurent the documentary film Tomorrow, released in movie theaters in France on 2 December 2015; as well as two books published by Actes Sud. Tomorrow won the Cesar award for Best Documentary (Oscar equivalent in France) in 2016 and over one million people went to see it in movie theatres in France. It is now released in over 30 countries. It is cited by many French people as the trigger for a new kind of engagement in the course of the following years. Cyril Dion has since been using the movie's success to support the mouvement Colibris, e.g. during the French presidential campaign of 2017.
Invited by the French Embassy during the Sino-French Environment Month (Mois Franco-Chinois de l’Environnement) , he will make his first trip to China in September 2018, to talk about his film, his books (Demain and Demain entre tes mains) and most important of all, to share his positive thinking for a better world with Chinese audience.