Demain - 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…
You will find below some of the characters and contributors met by the DEMAIN team during its journey in 10 countries. Among those not mentioned are :the Detroit urban farming movement ; Incredible Edible in Todmorden (GB) ; Copenhagen citizens and representatives ; Eric Scotto, Akuo Energie CEO ; Guðni Jóhannesson, general manager of the Icelandic National Energy Authority; the Bristol Pound team ; Hervé Dubois, spokesman of the WIR bank in Basel ; Michael Schuman, economist, ;members of BALLE ( Business Alliance fot Local Living Economies); people of the Kitchenware Revolution in Iceland…
Saturday 7pm BBC Tribe's Bruce Parry introduces his new film Tawai, a voice from the forest is the word the nomadic hunter-gatherers of Borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, explorer Bruce Parry travels the world to learn from peoples living lives very differently to our own. From the jungles of Malaysia to the the tributaries of the Amazon, Tawai is a 4 year exploration to find a deeper understanding of indigenous peoples and how their way of life can benefit those in the industrialized world - providing a powerful voice that must be heard before it is completely lost."
A Plastic Ocean is an epic global adventure following a documentary filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine animals that live there. The film investigates how our addiction to plastic is impacting the food chain and how that is effecting every one of us through new and developing human health problems. The expedition leads the two adventurers to unusual scientific discoveries, heart-breaking truths and important solutions to one of the biggest problems confronting mankind. For more on Plastic Ocean
SEED: The Untold Story Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.
The Secret of Change is a documentary series that follows a journey of discovery, visiting Transition initiatives and other projects along the West Coast of North America that are taking steps towards a more resilient and more sustainable future.
This fascinating grass roots movement, which originally started in the UK, is designed to empower individuals and communities to take action to create a more sustainable world. It the ten years since it’s inception the Transition movement has spread far and wide, reaching villages, towns and cities in over 40 countries.
Fledgling British filmmakers Chris Bettles and Zoe Moyden, inspired by the success of Transition and driven by their belief that a better, more sustainable world can become a reality, will embark upon a journey to meet the people behind Transition initiatives and other grass-roots community projects In North America.
Starting out in the UK where the movement began, and traveling to Canada, they make their way down to Southern California equipped with nothing more than their filming equipment and two large rucksacks
In the true spirit of the Transition movement, Chris and Zoe are keen to show what can be achieved by ‘just doing stuff.’ They do not have years of experience in the film industry but their shared passion for creativity and sharing stories of positive action is what has led them to create this series. Previewing at the end of Rob Hopkins talk on Saturday
Seed Festival 2019
Seed Festival 5-7 July 2019 Planting Big Ideas! Hawkwood, nr Stroud. Musicians, Poets, Artists, Inspiring Eco Speakers, Movers and Shakers and YOU! Seed Festival inspires a more intimate and personal connection with our living world and our place within it. WIth the biggest UK Green speaker lineup that includes the voice of many Millennials, its set to be the best yet.
More about Hawkwood
Hawkwood is a Centre For Future Thinking, providing courses, facilitating training and offering venue hire set in a beautiful location in the Cotswolds. Our vision is about creating the world we want for now and our future. We are a place that convenes people and organisations from many disciplines in support of creative endeavour, a flourishing society and a sustainable environment. Registered charity number 311767
More about Seed Idea
Seed Ideaexists to provide inspiring and engaging service through events, design, innovation and coaching. Seed Idea projects include: concerts, festivals, videos and workshops; plus the Big Green Chair.
They are particularly inspired by people and projects that break the mould and are grounded in social and ecological values - those who are planting big ideas in the world.