Greening the Desert (2014)

Synopsis In Burkina Faso, changing weather patterns provoked by climate change, combined with over-farming and over-grazing, have turned once fertile lands into desert, degrading up to two-thirds of the land in some places. This film tells the story of how a group of subsistence farmers on the edge of the Sahel in Burkina Faso’s Central Plateau are battling climate change and decide to re-green the desert with their own hands – with amazing results. About me I'm a filmmaker and anthropologist who cares passionately about the capacity of film to enhance understanding of the world we live in and change lives in positive ways. In particular, I am interested in the power of documentary film to lend a voice to those who might not otherwise be heard and to reveal injustices wherever I... read more
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