Inventing Tomorrow

Inventing Tomorrow


The future is brighter than you think.

Enterprising high school students from Indonesia, India, Mexico and Hawaii tackle environmental issues in their own backyard in this Sundance Grand Jury Prize-nominated documentary.... More

"In Bangalore, Sahithi is developing an app to track toxic water levels in neighbourhood lakes. Across the globe, in one of Mexico’s most industrial cities, Jesus, Jose and Fernando are exploring ways to improve air quality. Nuha is seeking a solution to the ocean pollution affecting her Indonesian island home, and Jared is investigating arsenic levels in the soil of Hawaii. Director Laura Nix follows these inspiring, innovative and community-minded students as they develop their presentations, finding optimistic experts and fellow enthusiasts along the way." (Sydney Film Festival)Hide

  • Directed by Laura Nix ('The Politics of Fur', 'The Yes Men Are Revolting')

    • Documentary, Festival & Independent
    • 105mins
    • Rating: PG Mild themes
    • USA, India, Indonesia, Mexico

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  • By framing the movie as a multipronged narrative that eventually culminates in the big event of the fair itself, it risks prosaicness. But the subjects are winning and heartening, and their mission is one you just can't take issue with. Full Review

  • NPR

    Watching Inventing Tomorrow, we are reminded of just how vast and layered our current environmental crisis is, and how many different ways our diligence will be needed in the years ahead. Full Review

  • Rooting for these appealing, thinking-globally/acting-locally adolescents is easy as they fret over and fine-tune their presentations. Full Review