Ciné will host a special one-night only presentation of Demain (Tomorrow), winner of France’s 2016 César Award for Best Documentary. The screening will be preceded by a public reception and followed by a panel discussion. The event is sponsored by the Consulat Général de France à Atlanta, the UGA French Program, UGA Film Studies, and the Willson Center as part of the 2017 Global Georgia Initiative.
A reception catered by The National and Trader Joe’s will begin at 7 p.m. prior to the 8 p.m. screening, which in turn will be followed by a panel discussion with UGA faculty involved in environmental studies: Professors Nik Heynen, Geography, Gene M. Pesti, Poultry Sciences, and Patricia Yager, Marine Science. The panel will be moderated by Richard Neupert, Film Studies.
The film follows a team of young people as they explore the world in search of solutions to the world’s most pressing social, economic and environmental issues. According to La Nouvelle Observateur, “Demain is incredibly pertinent because it demonstrates that all the positive, important initiatives covered in this film have a common thread: They privilege the local investment by engaged citizens in small-scale projects that matter for all of us.”
The event is part of Ciné’s Science On Screen series, a grant program sponsored by the Coolidge Corner Theatre and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that creatively pairs film screenings with lively presentations by notable science and technology experts.
The Global Georgia Initiative presents global problems in local context with a focus on how the arts and humanities can intervene. The series is made possible by the support of private individuals and the Willson Center Board of Friends.