The Great Green Wall

U.K., 90m + 26m prerecorded Q&A, DCP

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Screened April 22, 2021

Part of the program

Celebrate Earth Day with this epic journey to the frontline of the climate crisis. Executive Producer Fernando Meirelles (Academy Award-Nominated director of City of God  & The Constant Gardener) and Malian musician-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 (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 mass migration. Part musical odyssey and cultural road-trip, part desertification and climate justice exploration, this is the resilience story of our time, a massive social action project, and a symbol of hope in the resounding African Dream. A Juno Films release

Official Selection: Venice Film Festival, DOC NYC


Prerecorded Q&A: With narrator Inna Modja and filmmaker Jared P. Scott, moderated by Jackie Faherty, resident astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History

A film by Jared P. Scott

Shines a light on one of the world’s most ambitious initiatives.”