As mankind is threatened by the collapse of the ecosystems, Cyril, Mélanie, Alexandre, Laurent, Raphäel and Antoine, all in their thirties, explore the world in search of solutions that can save their children, and with them, future generations. Using the most successful experiments in every area (agriculture, energy, habitat, economy, education, democracy…) they try to put back together the puzzle which may tell a new story of the future.
I made a pilgrimage to Bristol to one of the three UK Premiere venues in the UK. This was in the Station, an Arts and Community Centre in the city centre; it’s the old Central Fire Station converted to a new use. Very Transition Network, who co-hosted with Bristol Pound
Before the show we were told that the bar would be open afterwards, but it would only accept £B – Bristol Pounds, so, if we didn’t have any, change some sterling for £B now! I did £10. The drinks for me and a hippy I was chatting to came to £B8, so I had two £B1 notes left over. I gave one to my brother, who lives in Bristol, but has never seen a £B, and I brought one home to show anyone who is interested.
Next, we had a brief video link to Totness, to chat with Cyril, the Director, and Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition movement. Then Ciaran of Bristol pound expllained briefly on local currency keeping money in the local community.
I’ve seen many films which show the problems, Climate change, ocean acidification, soil depletion, species extinction, etc., etc., for forty minutes or so, and show ten minutes of solutions. This film briefly shows the problem, and then explores and examines and celebrates these ten specific solutions.
I befriended a Liverpool supporter in the queue, and sat next to him. He seemed to be nodding off towards the end, but at the end, when I asked him, said that he felt that there was too much packed in. He felt that each of the five topics was worth a film on its own. I’m sure he’s right about that, and I suspect that such films are available, but this is a good start.
And it is good! The presenters are charming and intelligent, and allow those they are speaking with to tell and show in their own words and own demonstrations. And each of the episodes is inspiring; inspiring to see what each member of the audience might be able to initiate in their own community.
And the makers and sponsors want it shown in each community. They have bought the rights to show it in the UK for six months, and have issued a guide as to how to do it.
The film will be shown in the Broadway Cinema Letchworth on 20th June 2017 at 7:45pm. To book tickets go to: