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Demain : Everywhere in the world, solutions exist (part 2 )

May 31, 2016

I hope you found out what I was going to talk about at the beginning of my second part of my article : Economy ! Obviously, it’s linked with our everyday lives.

Chapter three is named Economy but it is linked with Democracy which is chapter 4.

The chapter opens by telling us that what we ought to do is to take care of the economic system but with regards to ecology.

This chapter mainly deals with local currencies which help the resiliency of a country.For example in Bâle, Switzerland, a complementary currency has been created only for SMB ( small and medium size businesses, PME in France)  without interest rates  so that they can work together easily.

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The movie denounces the fact that the society follows the lobby of the great compagnies which pay less taxes.

The movie is then set in Reykjavik where some revolts took place in 2010. People said that capitalism destroyed everything and the economic aspect of a country. Thus, they wanted the government to resign.On 26th January 2010, the government resigned and a movement was created so the situation could never happen again. 25 persons created a new constitution to introduce transparence in politics. Moreover, the power of banks was supervised by the citizens. But, unfortunately, the Parliament  blocked the text and by doing this, they went against the will of the nation. Today, hardly anything is remembered about this event in Iceland.

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Besides, some other projects work like in Kuthambakkam, India where a mini local government was created and where the priorities of the nation are heard. There is a mini school where every child of the village goes. There, the main project is to restore  the slums. This project is also working as 150 houses were built within few months. This is a very optimistic result.

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Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion (the directors)

Finally, the fifth chapter deals with Education all around the world but the directors go to Finland where the educative system is known to be one of the best in the world thanks to certain teaching skills.

They go to a specific city named Espoo where there is no comparison and no competition between different schools.

The main point in their system is the equality between teachers and students. They are always on an equal footing.

There are several methods : the main one is the communication between a student and a teacher so that the student feels fine and listened to. As each student is different, they take into account their differences.

Furthermore, in Finland, the educative system is not linked with politics. The real aim of school is to prepare pupils for their lives. They are taught about how to cook, how to deal with metals. These are useful practical skills.

The movie ends with a reminder that it is NOT too late but we have to act at our own scale to create a better world and to preserve the resources we have today.

To conclude, this movie is really optimistic about the world. Personally, it taught me that the pessimistic vision the news and the television give us is not that true given that they only talk about issues but not solutions.

The movie is still in theaters but you can also buy the DVD if you want to as it will be in stores around 15th June 2016. What is more, you can also find the book whose title is Demain: Un nouveau monde en marche. This book is what gave them the idea of doing a movie so it can be very thought-provoking to learn how the idea came in their minds.

Alexandra

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