Our launch event is the screening of Demain, a positive and inspirational film that explores creative solutions for a greener future. We hope you can join us for this event and get on board with our campaign to encourage people to make #OneGreenChange.
Where and When
- January 21st 2018 at 2pm
- The Magic Lantern Cinema in Tywyn
- Tickets: if you are interested in coming, we suggest to buy your tickets online. Advance sales will really help us with planning the event and make sure everything runs smoothly. Thanks!
Showing solutions, telling a feel-good story… this may be the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that our countries are going through. After a special study announced the possible extinction of a part of mankind before the end of the 21st century, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, together with a team of four people, carried out an investigation in ten different countries to figure out what may lead to this disaster and how to avoid it.
During their journey, they met the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. Joining those concrete and positive actions which are already working, they began to figure out what could be tomorrow’s world…
The Story Behind The Film
The documentary has produced phenomenal impact in France, Belgium and over 30 countries where it has been released with more than 1.5 million viewers in France alone. He received the Best Documentary award at the Cesars (the French Oscars).
The film was produced by activist and writer Cyril Dion and actress/director Mélanie Laurent. The production team launched a crowfunding campaign in 2014 on KissKissBankBank in order to raise the €200,000 budget needed to finance the documentary. Thanks to 10,266 contributors, the team exceeded the initial goal and raised €444,390 in just two months. The film premiered in Paris during the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21).
In a positive and inspirational way, the film explores creative solutions in the fields of food, energy, transport, economics and education. The filmmakers visited permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects, community-owned renewable projects, local currencies, creative schools and ambitious recycling projects.
Since its release, it has received many standing ovations and inspired new community projects. It is the perfect film to officially introduce Greener Tywyn to our community and hopefully inspired others to join us.
Below you can watch a few interviews from the audience that watched the film at the premiere in Totnes on January 24th 2017.
Melanie Laurent – Director
Mélanie Laurent started her acting career when she was 14 years old. She has participated in more than 40 feature films including Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards, Radu Mihaileanu’s The Concert, Billie August’s Night Train To Lisbon and Mike Mills’s Beginners. She won the César (French Oscar) for best young actress for the film Je vais bien ne t’en fais pas by Philippe Lioret.
Her filmmaker career began in 2008 with the short De moins en moins. She has directed four movies, two short films and two full-length feature films. Her second feature Respire – adapted from the novel by Anne-Sophie Brasme – was selected at the Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes film festival 2014. She is currently preparing Plonger, adapted from the novel by Christophe Ono-dit-bio.
Cyril Dion – Author and film director
After a short acting carrier, Cyril became project manager for the Hommes de Paroles foundation. He participated in the organisation of the Israeli-Palestinian congress in Caux in 2003, then the first and second Imams and Rabis World Congress in Bruxelles (2005) and Sevilla (2006).
In 2007, he founded the Colibris movement which he ran until July 2013, but he remains a spokesman and a member of the board council. Meanwhile, he co-founded the Kaizen magazine and the Domaine du Possible series for Actes Sud (a French publisher). In 2010, he was executive producer with Colibris for the documentary Solutions locales pour un désordre global (“Local solutions for a global disorder”) by Colline Serreau. In 2014, he published a book of poems titled Assis sur le fil (“Seating on the Wire”) published by La Table Ronde.