Saving My Tomorrow
By Joly Herman,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Activist kids stand up for the planet in powerful series.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
This show boasts many facts relevant to climate change and the effects of pollution on our planet and its inhabitants. Examples include the ways that food chains are impacted by pollution and warming, how many species are endangered (as of 2014), specific animals and insects that are crucial to the functioning of different ecosystems.
You can be the change for a better future. Speak out now, speak out loudly. Don't give up. Do what you can to change the planet. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Plant a garden to grow your own food-- it makes you feel connected to the planet. Be passionate about what you believe in. Take responsibility for your future. Learn the truth about what is happening in the world.
Positive Role Models
The kids in this show speak out about climate change, those who march, those who are passionate about their future and that of their descendants. Their clear-eyed vision and their courage to work for a sustainable future is inspirational.
The kids who are featured in this video come from many cultures, backgrounds, class scenarios and beliefs.
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Violence & Scariness
Images of pollution, injured animals, and dying creatures can be intense for younger or sensitive viewers. But these images and narratives are meant to illustrate the point that nature's balance is in peril.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Saving My Tomorrow is a documentary series that looks at the issue of climate change and the impact of pollution on Earth's ecosystems. This series does not shy away from the fact that climate change is damaging delicate and complex intersections of life. There are images of dying animals covered in oil, and narratives about polar bears starving because their natural environment is drastically changing. Kids take action in this show, standing up for their futures and speaking out against pollution and its impact on the world.
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What's the Story?
In SAVING MY TOMORROW, a star-studded cast (Tina Fey, Liam Neeson, Neil DeGrasse Tyson) plays a supporting role to kids who are fighting for their children's futures. A fact-filled docu-series about the status of climate change, this series was originally released in 2014. Though the facts may have changed, the issues are still pertinent and alarming. Kids in this series sing, speak at rallies, show their vegetable gardens, march, write songs, and stand up for the planet that is suffering under the weight of human-generated impact.
Is It Any Good?
Moving, inspirational, and still timely, Saving My Tomorrow is an emotional plea from a younger generation to halt climate change before ecosystems collapse irreparably. Music and readings provide a variety-show vibe, which serves to inspire when the images of pollution become wearying.
Kids who are passionate about the planet will feel uplifted by kid activists who take change seriously. Adults will get a lot out of this series as well; it's a reminder that everyone has the ability -- and responsibility -- to make a difference for their children's-children's futures.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about real facts vs. denial in Saving My Tomorrow. How do you spot fake news?
What shows or media have helped you feel motivated to make change? What does inspiration look like to you?
Some news is hard to handle. Want tips to help tackle the news critically? Here you go.
- Premiere date: December 14, 2014
- Cast: Neil deGrasse Tyson
- Network: Max
- Genre: Educational
- Topics: Activism, STEM, Great Boy Role Models, Great Girl Role Models, Ocean Creatures, Science and Nature
- Character Strengths: Compassion, Courage
- TV rating: TV-G
- Last updated: February 4, 2023
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