A Compass Project in the era of Ecological Revolution

The Ecological Revolution must not only be economical and political, but spiritual as well! This revolution is not made of fear and powerlessness, but of cooperation and creation – if the system is not working anymore, then all must be reinvented! So let’s start working till tomorrow.

A Compass Project in the race for ecological transition

When people talk about ‘ecological transition’, what transition are they actually talking about? Towards what are we transiting? A big issue of this transition model is that it doesn’t know where it is heading to. However, by asking ecologically dependent societies, we give voices back to people often forgotten or ignored; by giving them the role of ‘guides’, we oblige ourselves to a certain humility.

By relying on actual, anchored, quantifiable and assessable data, we can manage to draw inspiration from it and support ecological transition.

The Project

Till Tomorrow is a documentary project mentored by the photographer & ecologist Yann Arthus-Bertrand, and the explorer & filmmaker Nicolas Vanier.

In this race for ecological transition, we need ‘guides and ‘indicators’. By asking societies that are factually ‘eco dependent’, we give voices back to people which are often forgotten. The idea is to rely on actual, anchored, quantifiable and assessable data to draw inspiration out of it.

In the words of the ecologist writer Pablo Servigne in his book How everything can collapse, we believe that public at large resists to raise awareness around the emergency of the environmental crisis partly because of the absence of alternative models. We need storytelling, narrative speeches to imagine a future to create. And this is what we aim at offering through this documentary. 

We aim at broadcasting Till Tomorrow not only in France, but worldwide. It will therefore be entirely subtitled in several languages.  

Our motivations – Project notice

To us, this project answers to a key issue of the 21st century. We are deeply convinced that the way we perceive the World must change, and that we then need to re-invent tales and stories that would tell it in a different way.

Moreover? We think that these stories already exist and that we need to draw inspiration from populations who have had a different relationship to their environment for a very long time. We need inspiration to reconnect to Nature as much as to Humans, to stop perceiving them as destructors but creators “of some other things”. We truly believe that the ecological revolution is not made of fear and powerlessness (anymore?), but of cooperation and creation.

Biodiversity – and more broadly environmental crisis – today has an undeniable place. No doubt should remain about its veracity, and we cannot keep exploiting the planet and its finite resources to consume, pollute, waste the way we currently do while we plan to be 9 billions in 2050.

IPCC reports, inefficient COPs, Nicolas Hulot’s resignation… The message is clear: a change must come. In about 20 years, half of the countries will have their water rationed, the UN foresees 250 millions of climate refugees in 2050, South-East Asia might not be habitable in 2100, 3 out of 4 birds have disappeared from cities…
Today’s era is the one of digital, video and social networks. An idea, a movement can emerge from a single Facebook post.

We are convinced that through travels, cultural diversity and a video format, we will be able to communicate on these issues to an already aware audience, but also to a less informed audience. We aim at opening a reflection on a dynamic that is not ashaming but constructive and cooperative.

This project was also built in the path of people already famous for their commitments, highlighting our approach’s legitimacy and supporting our media coverage. Indeed, mentored by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (GoodPlanet Foundation) & Nicolas Vanier, we believe we can have a great impact by motivating the change among the young generation which is a key to change.

We are also supported by the academic area (Sorbonne University, Crous, Paris city hall) and by great eco-friendly brands such as Patagonia. We seek to mobilize a young generation often lost and paralyzed by what seems to be an unavoidable change. We want to show that we can act and that a future is still to be imagined.