Arts Calendar

Jan 29

International Film Forum: TOMORROW

From site: International Film Forum

Part of the Ecological and Civilizatory Crisis: Envisioning a Sustainable Future and an Equitable and Fair World Series

Monday, January 29th, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 pm / Weitz Cinema

Tomorrow (2017) by Melanie Laurent and Cyril Dion

Presenter: Arjendu Pattanyak, Professor of Physics at Carleton College

Theme: A New Horizon of Possibilities

TODAY, we sometimes feel powerless in front of the various crises of our times.

TODAY, we know that answers lie in a wide mobilization of the human race. Over the course of a century, our dream of progress commonly called “the American Dream”, fundamentally changed the way we live and continues to inspire many developing countries. We are now aware of the setbacks and limits of such development policies. We urgently need to focus our efforts on changing our dreams before something irreversible happens to our planet.

TODAY, we need a new direction, objective... A new dream! The documentary Tomorrow sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. It offers constructive solutions to act on a local level to make a difference on a global level. So far, no other documentary has gone down such an optimistic road...TOMORROW is not just a film, it is the beginning of a movement seeking to encourage local communities around the world to change the way they live for the sake of our planet.

Round Table: facilitated by Sustainability Assistants and Energy Club, two groups that strive to advance sustainability at Carleton

Sponsored by International Film Forum. Contact: Farrah Pribyl, x5567