LIVE: Thursday, October 1 at 3 p.m. ET
“A Message From the Future II: The Years of Repair” is an animated short film that dares to dream of a future in which 2020 is a historic turning point, where the lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic and global uprisings against racism drive us to build back a better society in which no one is sacrificed and everyone is essential.
The film is a sequel to the 2019 Emmy-nominated short film “A Message From the Future” with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and features the art of Molly Crabapple and directors Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt, with the political storytelling of Naomi Klein, Avi Lewis, and Opal Tometi.
The cast of narrators from around the world includes Tometi, Emma Thompson, Gael García Bernal, and the Nigerian poet and activist Nnimmo Bassey.
Join us for an online event at 3 p.m. ET on October 1 to celebrate the film’s global launch, hosted by Emma Thompson and featuring key members of the team behind the film including:
- Nnimmo Bassey, narrator
- Naomi Klein, executive producer
- Opal Tometi, writer and narrator
- Emma Thompson, narrator
At a time when everyday life feels like an apocalyptic Hollywood movie, this film brings together movement leaders with an all-star cast to imagine something really radical: utopia from the ashes.
Watch the short film here:
In partnership with The Leap.