Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair

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Meet the Team

Molly Crabapple
Avi Lewis
Writer & Producer
Opal Tometi
Writer & Narrator
Emma Thompson
Gael Garcia Bernal
Nnimmo Bassey
Naomi Klein
Executive Producer
Hoda Baraka
Global Distribution Lead
Kim Boekbinder
Director, Music, Sound Design
Jim Batt

Produced by

  • The Leap
  • The Intercept


  • NDN Collective
  • Greenpeace
  • Amazon Watch
  • Public Services International
  • Global Nurses United
  • Haymarket Books
  • Dream Defenders
  • M4BL
  • La Via Campesina
  • Sunrise Movement
  • Institute for Policy Studies
  • V DAY


The vision of the future depicted in Message from the Future II isn’t a fantasy: every piece of it is rooted in the real demands of social movements organizing in our communities and workplaces today.The film is being released in partnership with an incredible group of organizations that are fighting to win the world we need. Learn about their campaigns here:

Amazon Watch

Amazon Cease Fire

A year ago, the world awoke to one of the worst environmental disasters in a generation. The devastation of the rainforest was met with unprecedented global concern and media visibility, placing immense pressure on the Bolsonaro regime and implicating global companies in the catastrophe. Every hectare of Amazon forest razed and burned brings the biome – and our climate – ever closer to a catastrophic tipping point. Meanwhile smoke from the fires could aggravate the dire toll of COVID-19 among Brazil’s disproportionately affected Indigenous communities. BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has invested billions of dollars in agribusiness and fossil fuels, the industries driving Indigenous land invasions, land grabbing, illegal deforestation, and the subsequent burning season across the Amazon rainforest. Join us in holding BlackRock accountable! Call on BlackRock to stop investing in the destruction of the Amazon and develop binding policies that respect Indigenous rights and stop deforestation!



Peace Economy

To end violence and create the beautiful world that we so long to live in, we must radically re-imagine and transform our relationships so they are defined by love, collectivity and justice. Cultivating your local Peace Economy is how we can transform the war economy that is killing us and the planet into a culture of connection and regeneration our future and life on planet earth needs. Join us at we are here to share tools and practices for the revolution of values and culture that will transform the world.


Dream Defenders

Young people fighting for the future we deserve

Across the state of Florida, Black, immigrant and working class young people are coming together to demand the end to the criminalization of our communities. Each year, our politicians spend millions of dollars policing and locking up Floridians in jails, prisons and immigrant detention centers and giving tax breaks to wealthy corporations, making Florida a playground for the 1 percent. Meanwhile, our communities don’t have the basics we need to survive. We are organizing across the state of Florida to rebuild our communities. This means, we need our politicians to move money to away from ballooning police budgets and instead, invest in the resources we need to stay safe and healthy – healthcare, housing, education and green jobs for all.


Global Nurses United

Global Nurses United

Global Nurses United (GNU) aims to step up fight against austerity, privatization, attacks on public health and work for safe nurse staffing ratios, and improved patient care for all. It is a federation of 31 premiere nurse and health care worker unions in 29 nations, coming together to step up the fight against austerity, privatization, and attacks on public health—and to work for nurses’ and workers’ rights and improved patient care for all.


Greenpeace International

Climate Justice Campaign

Polluting corporations have peddled a colossal denial scheme to block meaningful climate action for decades. The people have had enough of unfettered corporate abuse. Greenpeace’s Climate Justice and Liability Campaign works in solidarity with communities seeking justice to support their demands for a dignified life.


Haymarket Books

Live Virtual Events Series

Haymarket Books is a radical, independent, nonprofit book publisher based in Chicago. For almost 20 years, Haymarket has published books that contribute to struggles for social and economic justice. Launched in 2020, Haymarket’s live virtual event series seeks to bring authors, organizers, and radical thinkers together for the crucial discussions of today’s social movements and contribute to the education and development of a critical, engaged, international left.


Institute for Policy Studies

Inequality and COVID-19

“This film offers a moving and straightforward message about how we can win the world we need,” said John Cavanagh, Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Studies. “Through powerful and compelling imagery, ‘Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair’ shows how we can transform moments of urgent global crisis — from the pandemic to our warming climate to systemic injustice— into catalysts for demanding and achieving a restorative, progressive vision for the future. Charting a path from despair to repair, this film plants the seeds for growing a future-forward movement that can become an unstoppable force for good.

Through a series of interactive charts, the Institute for Policy Studies is documenting how the pandemic — and failed policy responses — are exacerbating class, race, and gender divides. Winning the world we need will require reversing these inequalities and breaking up the extreme concentration of wealth that poisons our democracy and frays our social fabric.


The Leap

Care Work Climate Work - WooQiyun

Care Work is Climate Work

“Caring for one another and caring for the planet could be the economy’s fastest growing sectors.” – The Leap Manifesto. The Leap is partnering with allies in low-carbon care sectors like nursing, teaching, direct care and more to develop worker-led visions for how their industries can be transformed as part of a Green New Deal, and creating powerful media that builds popular support for this work.



Black Power Rising

Our movement and Black communities are not currently in a position to set agendas to scale, control the institutions that affect our lives, or create mechanisms to mitigate harm. This assessment should not be interpreted as a failure of our social movements, but it does expose a critical gap. We have created a popular strategy to guide us through the next five years; it is rooted in transformative goals that can impact the millions of Black people looking for direction and leadership in this moment. Chiefly, Black governance and ultimately positioning our communities to set agendas sits at the heart of M4BL Project 2024: Black Power Rising.

These five organizational pillars, each with their own constituency of Black governance and organizational partners, drive each of our Black Power Rising 2024 goals: mass engagement, local power, building across movements/multiracial strategy, leadership development, electoral strategy.


NDN Collective


LANDBACK is a movement that has existed for generations with a long legacy of organizing and sacrifice to get Indigenous Lands back into Indigenous hands. Currently, there are LANDBACK battles being fought all across Turtle Island, to the north and the South.

As NDN Collective, we are stepping into this legacy with the launch of the LANDBACK Campaign as a mechanism to connect, coordinate, resource and amplify this movement and the communities that are fighting for LANDBACK. The closure of Mount Rushmore, return of that land and all public lands in the Black Hills, South Dakota is our cornerstone battle, from which we will build out this campaign. Not only is Mount Rushmore an international symbol of white supremacy and colonization, but it sits in the heart of the sacred Black Hills, He Sapa. To truly dismantle white supremacy and systems of oppression, we have to go back to the roots. Which, for us, is reclaiming stewardship of the land.


NDN COVID-19 Response Project

NDN Covid-19 Response Project: The NDN COVID-19 Response Project is designed to quickly provide grants, communication and strategic support to Tribal Nations, front line Indigenous-led organizations, and individuals who are providing essential services to Indigenous communities in North America during the current global health pandemic. The overall design of the project is to provide response resources to Indigenous communities bracing from economic impacts, stresses to public services and combating the spread of misinformation due to COVID-19. This project will support Native communities in both recovering from impacts of COVID-19 but also in building solutions for transition, regeneration and resilience.


Public Services International

People Over Prof