Great Green Wall film's poster image, a young woman in desert, standing by a line of trees.

The Great Green Wall

Saturday 29.05.2021 11.00-12.40

Is produced by

European Union

Executive Producer Fernando Meirelles (Academy Award-Nominated Director of City of God & The Constant Gardener) and Malian musician and activist Inna Modja take us on an epic journey along Africa’s Great Green Wall — an ambitious vision to grow an 8,000km ‘wall’ of trees stretching across the entire width of the continent to restore land and provide a future for millions of people.

Traversing Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Niger and Ethiopia, Modja follows the burgeoning Great Green Wall through Africa’s Sahel region — one of the most vulnerable places on earth, where temperatures are rising 1.5 times faster than the global average — laying bare the acute consequences of severe land degradation and accelerating climate change the Wall aims to counteract: increasing desertification, drought, resource scarcity, radicalization, conflict and migration.

As Modja passionately pursues an African Dream for a generation seeking to control their own destiny, she reminds us of the enormity of the task ahead and that time is not on our side. The resulting journey of hope, hardship and perseverance reveals our shared human condition, reflecting a deeper moral and existential question we all must confront: “Will we take action before it’s too late?”

After the film, there will be a discussion on Africa’s green transformation in Finnish.

You can watch the film until 4.6.2021 or until it reaches the limit of 500 views on the festival’s Cinema stage. Due to copyright, you must sign in again to watch the film.

Great Britain, 2020
Jared P. Scott
Languages: English, French, Bambara, Tigrigna, Hausa
Tekstitystiedot: English (partially subtitled)
No recommended age
Length: 1 h 30 min

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