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Special screening of documentary film "Tomorrow" on April 17

Poster for film Tomorrow

The Stanford community is invited to a special screening of Tomorrow, the award-winning documentary by actress and filmmaker Melanie Laurent and environmental activist and documentarian Cyril Dion, followed by a panel discussion with Dion and Stanford experts in the field of environmental research.

This event is sponsored by Students for a Sustainable Stanford, the Department of Biology, the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Camera as Witness (CaW), the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Vice President for the Arts, and Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. 

Date: 7:00 pm, Monday, April 17

Location: Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305


César award-winning documentary Tomorrow tells the story of its co-producers/co-directors, Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent. Cyril Dion, a French activist, author and journalist, discovered a 2012 study co-authored by Stanford scientists Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly, "Approaching a state shift in the Earth biosphere," published in Nature, which discussed how humankind could be suffering between 2040 and 2100 if drastic changes are not made to the world's predominant way of life. He shared his concerns with his friend, actress and filmmaker Melanie Laurent, who for several years has been involved in his NGO Colibris and Greenpeace. Unnerved by the understanding that food and water would be scarce and climate catastrophes common within the lifetime of their own children, the friends visited different countries across the world to explore solutions to these pressing environmental concerns. The film focuses on imparting not just valuable information about grassroots efforts in local communities to make environmental change a reality, but also on inspiring others with a hopeful call to action for a better tomorrow.


Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with the filmmaker and environmental research experts.


Nicole Ardoin, Associate Professor of Education; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

Anthony Barnosky, Executive Director, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, Stanford University; Professor Emeritus, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

Cyril Dion, Filmmaker and Author; Co-founder, Colibris Mouvement; Chief Editor, Kaizen Magazine


Elizabeth Hadly, Paul S. and Billie Achilles Chair of Environmental Biology, Department of Biology; Faculty Director, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required to attend (see link above).