(Toronto, ON) – October 25th, 2017. Award-winning Canadian producer Byron A. Martin, recipient of the 2017 Gaming & Entertainment Awards’ Best Independent Producer, is proud to announce that his documentary Tomorrow’s Power (written, directed and co-produced by Amy Miller) is part of the Official Selection at this year’s Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM).
“Our productions delve into contemporary topics that challenge society’s status quo,”says producer Byron A. Martin. “It is a great honor to have our doc featured at the forward-thinking festival that is the RIDM”.
Tomorrow’s Power was recently awarded the Best Documentary Feature Film Award at the Sydney World Film Festival. The hard-hitting film will be screening as part of the State of the World section of this year’s festival.
Local activists in Gaza, Germany, and Colombia challenge fossil-fuel dependency and power structures in a struggle for social and climate justice.Tomorrow’s Power showcases three communities around the world and their responses to economic and environmental emergencies. In the war-torn, oil-rich Arauca province in Colombia, communities have been building a peace process from the bottom up. In Germany, activists are pushing the country to fully divest from fossil-fuel extraction and complete its transition to renewable energy. In Gaza, health practitioners harness solar power to battle daily life-threatening energy blackouts in hospitals.
“Tomorrow’s Power will be the much-needed film to explain our worldwide addiction to fossil fuels and its relationship to climate change, but it will also empower and motivate: It will inspire its viewers to work hard and persist even in the face of massive obstacles, setbacks and failures,” says director Amy Miller.