Demain awarded by a César
Seen by 900,000 enthusiastic citizens in France and screened before the Heads of State and the media of the entire world at the opening ceremony of the COP21 on 30 November 2015, Demain (Tomorrow), a bright, powerful and ambitious road-movie had the honour to be awarded a César in the category “Best Documentary“ 2016. This environmental masterpiece embarks us on a world-wide adventure while showing what our society could look like tomorrow if we would put together all the innovative solutions already existing in the major industries: agriculture, energy, housing, education, economy, democracy, etc.
Starting point of the documentary is the announcement of a “possible end of humanity” following a study published by the very respectable magazine Nature. According to this study, we have 20 years left to stop the process linked to emissions of greenhouse effect gases. Demain demonstrates that in the face of challenges like climate change due to the functioning of our industrial society, our habits of over- production and over-consumption, there are solutions out there. That these solutions are necessarily civic, that cities have a fundamental role to play by supporting unified and committed local communities. First and foremost, this movie showcases our capability as individuals to take an active role in the transition to a sustainable economy.
“I particularly appreciated the positive aspect of the movie”
During a private screening organised by nyuko, the rationale became obvious for the audience gathered at Utopia. After a short introduction by Nicolas Buck, Chairman of nyuko, spectators could appreciate the extend of the presented initiatives, the positivity of the interviewees as well as the impact on our society as well as our planet. During the cocktail served after the show, the captivated public had the opportunity to discuss how to explore new ways, go the extra mile and make their contribution to this challenge. It was also a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness on the scope of social enterprises as well as the importance to support the social and solidarity economy.
“Demain touched me, inspired me, filled me with hope. I am happy that nyuko organised this screening projection and the following cocktail reception. I met exactly those people who will trigger change in Luxembourg. I warmly recommend all of you to discover this movie and appreciate all resources that will make tomorrow a better Demain”, reckons Stylianee, founder of What.Eve.Wears.
Manon, communication adviser in one of the Big 4, adds the following: “My major take away: do more with less, share in a better way. I so much appreciated the positive side of the movie. In general, when we talk about climate change, the tone of voice would be alarming and anxiety-provoking. Demain is a movie that does not dodge any problem, it shows the harsh reality, but highlights practical and hands-on solutions evidencing that there is a possibility to act in a different way, that there are people committed on a daily basis and innovative initiatives sprouting all over the world. Definitely, after this documentary you feel great! It is kind of a big breath of fresh air and even a little shock making you realise that you too can take action.“
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