Demain/ Tomorrow - the film - a fantastic resource for BAM

On Sun, 19 March, 2017 - 20:59
Amaladipa's picture

I have just seen the film ‘Demain/ Tomorrow’ - it is amazing, and deeply inspiring. I encourage all aspiring bodhisattvas to find a way to view it (there is a DVD available and it is still showing in some cinemas). We could arrange screenings at our local Buddhist centres.  It is an incredible resource for BAM and for our precious Sangha. Follow the link

Here is the blurb ‘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 briefing for the journal Nature 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 above all 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…’

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sarah thorne's picture

Ah thanks so much for posting about this. I am really keen to try and arrange a screening at Bristol Buddhist Centre during BAM. Has anyone contacted the distributors yet to see how to go about doing this? Perhaps we could try and do this collectively rather than each centre contacting them separately? 

Joy's picture

It would be fantastic to show this Sarah. Thanks Bec for posting

sarah thorne's picture

Hi all again,

Just to say I have e-mailed the distributors on behalf of Triratna generally about showing the film in our centres, and will post again when I hear anything back from them.

sarah thorne's picture

Hi again,

I’ve been doing a bit more research about how to show the film. The Transition Network have come to an agreement with the distributors to co-ordinate the screening of the film in the UK and you can find out on their website here how to go about this…

It looks to me like doing it through Transition will be simpler than trying to contact the distributors directly. There is a £100 fee for a one off screening of the event, but I feel getting donations to cover the cost should be possible. The website has a useful guide on how to go about organizing a successful screening, including opening it out to the local community and having a space after the film for people to discuss their responses. I’ve started making plans to show it at Bristol Buddhist CEetre - be great to hear if any other centres are planing to screen it!

Joy's picture
Fantastic Sarah.look forward to discussing this with you. I have been in touch with incredibledible Bristol re being involved with them during BAM. Joy x
Amaladipa's picture

Hello Joy and Sarah, how lovely to see such enthusiasm for the film. I have just found out that there is a DVD too so that’s also an avenue for people seeing it. It had a big effect on me and has caused me to make other changes in my life and perspective on what is possible to help our precious world. It’s great that other people are interested too and BAM screenings are an obvious context.

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