Filmed with local crews around the world from the Andes to Sierra Leone, and with rare access to the United Nations Development Programme, For Tomorrow (narrated by Daisy Ridley) is the story of grassroots innovators dedicated to fighting some of today’s most pressing sustainability issues. Through actions, big and small, everyday changemakers are tackling local problems and inspiring their communities with ingenuity, resilience and vision. Whether it’s a solar-powered car built from electronic waste, or soaps and detergents made from food scraps by someone with no chemistry background, grassroots solutions are setting the planet on a more sustainable path. For a real breakthrough, governments and the private sector must recognize these unlikely innovators and celebrate them just as do those from Silicon Valley. “Minds on the margin are not marginal minds”


  • An Tran: Director, The Summer People, Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf
  • Elliot V Kotek: Producer, Little Miss Sumo, Black Boys, Queen Mimi, Unzipped, 140
  • Sue-Ellen Chitunya: Producer, Black Panther, Only Murders in the Building
  • Sara Teasdale: Producer
  • Garcí Iñigo: Producer
  • Daisy Ridley: Key Cast, “narrator”, Star Wars, Murder on the Orient Express, The Eagle Huntress
  • Gitanjali Rao: Key Cast, Not The Science Type
  • Emmanuel Alieu Mansaray: Key Cast
  • Trinh Thi Hong: Key Cast
  • Jamila Mammadli: Key Cast


  • Project Type: Documentary, Feature
  • Genres: Documentary, Environmental, Innovation, United Nations, women directors, first time director
  • Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes
  • Completion Date: September 15, 2022
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Country of Filming: Argentina, Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Guinea, India, Korea, Republic of, Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, Sierra Leone
  • Language:E nglish, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker

Screenings / Awards

  • United Nations General Assembly New York City
    United States
    September 15, 2022
    World Premiere – Lincoln Center