SPAG Media Festival Demain Discussion - Angela Dalle Vacche, Antoine Caille, Jennifer Hirsch
From Kathryn Gentilello on April 20th, 2017
A screening followed by conversation, dinner and panel discussion with scholars TBA. Demain (Tomorrow) follows a team of four people carrying out an investigation in ten different countries to figure out what may lead to the possible extinction of a part of mankind before the end of the 21st century, and above all how to avoid it.DEMAIN
(Cyril Dion; Doc.; 118 min.; English Subtitles; France; 2015)Film Description:
Shortly after having her first child, French actress and director Mélanie Laurent, a star of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, read a report by several leading scientists stating that man’s environmental impact on the planet had reached a critical stage that could threaten human life as we know it. Wondering what kind of world her young son would grow up in, Laurent gathered a group of friends to make Demain, a documentary about our environmental challenges. The film’s triumph lies in the choice not to frighten—though the facts are sobering—but to inspire; to go beyond the disaster scenarios to share real-life solutions. Traveling to ten countries, from the urban farms of Detroit to an English town that strikes its own David Bowie currency to encourage local spending, from a completely sustainable model village in southern India to the progressive schools of Finland, Laurent and her colleagues introduce viewers to people making a difference in the fields of food, energy, finance, democracy, and education. Their ideas make this one of the most essential and unexpectedly inspirational viewing experiences of our time. To tell this story, the team went to 10 countries : France and Reunion Island, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, India, Great-Britain, United States, Switzerland, Sweden and Iceland… Unusually for a documentary film, Demain exceeded a million entries in France. It was nominated at the Lumiere Awards, and won the 2016 César Award and the COLCOA French Film Festival for Best Documentary Film and was distributed in 27 countries.
Website (English version): https://www.demain-lefilm.com/en/filmhttps://mediaspace.gatech.edu/media/dallevacche_etal/1_q2edw6t9