When a determined, idealistic, and thoroughly unprepared American cinematographer decides to support three Mongolian orphans, emotional and ethical challenges ensue.
“Radwan’s film digs deeply into a fraught situation with tenderness and insight.”
TOMORROW, TOMORROW, TOMORROW starts where most films about homeless kids end, the day after they are taken in, we assume it’s a happy ending - but what really happens next?
While on assignment filming orphaned street kids in Mongolia, NYC-based cinematographer Martina Radwan feels drawn to help three of the kids escape their dead-end situations. Naive, idealistic and thoroughly unprepared she dives in to fix things - is this is a Westerner’s savior complex, or something more? As the filmmaker and central character, Martina grapples with what it means to intervene in a meaningful way and if Baaskaa, Baani and Nasaa truly want what she offers them. Martina questions her own intentions, identity and abilities, and wonders what it means to look and document.
The film, told over six years, is an honest portrait of how storytellers and their central participants impact each other and addresses the messiness of love and belonging, as well as the universal experience of family and the unexpected journeys we sometimes take to find one.
Martina Radwan, a German Syrian, is an accomplished cinematographer. After moving to New York City in the mid 90’s, she DP’ed several fiction films before she developed a deep interest in documentaries. Her recent work includes FOOD AND COUNTRY, THE FIRE THAT TOOK HER, INVENTING TOMORROW, THE FINAL YEAR. SAVING FACE, the 2012 Academy Award Winner for Short Documentary and Emmy winner, earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Cinematography in 2013. Continuing to push her own boundaries, Radwan directed two award winning shorts that played on national and international festivals, before she directed, produced TOMORROW, TOMORROW, TOMORROW, her first feature-length documentary as director. Martina is a member of the Academy and Bafta Documentary Branch.
Ruchi Mital is an independent filmmaker with a creative writing and social justice background. Her latest film, THIS WORLD IS NOT MY OWN, a hybrid documentary/fiction feature about the life and times of self-taught artist Nellie Mae Rowe, premiered at SXSW, 2023. Most recently, she produced THE ME YOU CAN'T SEE with directors Dawn Porter and Asif Kapadia. For HBO, she produced the Emmy- and Cinema Eye-nominated series, THE CASE AGAINST ADNAN SYED. In 2014, Ruchi produced the feature WE COULD BE KING, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Sports Documentary. In 2020 she was selected as one of DOC NYC’s 40 Under 40 emerging filmmaker talents.
DOC NYC 2023, US Competition Section - World Premiere
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