Yes, Solutions exist!

Researching for my new film on the sense of belonging, I have been urged to watch the optimistic French film, Tomorrow, that explores solutions for living more creatively and consciously on our planet.

We hear about the gloomy ecological future every day: food, water and oil will soon be hard to find.  The ice cap is melting, species are disappearing at a rate unforeseen, whole Pacific islands are being wiped out…  We know a lot about these dark facts yet do they really call us into action?  Are these facts propelling us to really imagine new solutions?  

What if we just needed to change our focus from depressing informations to asking the right questions, questions that will not allow us to sink into a passive lethargy?  Focussing on what will trigger us to actively make our world a better place.  Or better yet, how about focussing on the opportunities presently opening up for us to rethink and reshape our agriculture, energy systems, financial transactions and educational systems. Could an ecological documentary compel people to re-imagine and contribute to the future of the planet? 

In this rhythmic film, directors Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion have decided to meet gloom with hope and energy and ask action propelling questions.  They thus embark on a vibrant global quest to meet the men and women who are creatively reshaping their environments. The sassy documentary offers here a new vision for the world packed with a uplifting narrative.


About Alexandra Guité

Alexandra GUITÉ is a film director, video-journalist and teacher whose documentary films are innovative and engaging treatments of moving human stories. She completed the Institut National de l’Image et du Son’s film direction program in 2006. Passionate about the human condition, she also holds Master’s degrees both in Philosophy and Political Science as well as PhD studies in Sociology. A dedicated yoga practitioner, she has completed 500 hours advanced yoga teacher certifications. She teaches a weekly meditative class. Versatile and instinctive, she can research, write, direct, film and edit provocative political and creative point-of-view documentaries as well as introspective portraits. In her films, she has explored a broad variety of topics such as the aftermaths of a famous land expropriation, the creativity of Latin-American social movements, the social power of art in Buenos Aires, noise pollution, organic agriculture, the damages of residential schools, the life of Canada's First Nations, gentrification, homelessness as well as ballroom dancing. In 2010, she wrote, researched, directed and co-produced the 12 films of ARTE-NFB's award winning Web Documentary Sound Ecology. She has also roamed the Arctic and Canada’s West Coast producing short films for CBC-Radio-Canada. She now teaches interactive media, film and journalism after working for some years for Canada's national broadcaster (CBC/SRC), creating technological-cultural reports and directing more than 200 documentaries on poignant social and human issues.
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