An award-winning documentary which shows how community groups can make a major difference to the environment is to be shown in Lichfield.

Tomorrow, directed by French film-makers Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, is to be screened at the George IV pub on Bore Street at 7.30pm on July 5.

The film, which has been shown at the United Nations and in 30 countries, won the prestigious prize for Best Documentary at the 2016 César Awards, the French equivalent of the Oscars.

The Lichfield screening is being organised by musician Ruairi Edwards, in association with the green awareness group Low Carbon Lichfield.

Ruairi, a professional pianist and choral director, said: “I was able to attend a community screening of Tomorrow in Derbyshire, and it is without doubt one of the most inspirational films I have seen.

“I left the showing wanting to make a difference to my community in Lichfield, and knowing that doing so is one of the most important ways I could spend my time.

“We’re all feeling more disconnected and uncertain these days, and this film made me realise that it doesn’t have to be this way.”

The film-makers went on an international journey to record efforts by communities to improve the environment and find creative solutions in the fields of food, energy, transport, economics and education.

Ruairi added: “They visit permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects, community-owned renewable projects, creative schools and ambitious recycling ventures.

“The film has been a huge boost to existing community-led projects, and stimulated the forming of new ones. It is the perfect antidote to the current sense of global despondency.

“The most amazing thing the film does is to make us realise that everyone can make the difference we need, and improve the world we live in.”

Tickets for the screening at the George IV are £2 on the door.


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