CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

The Great Green Wall

Year: 2019
Language: English, French, Bambara, Tigrigna, Hausa
Run Time: 93 minutes

The Great Green Wall
The Great Green Wall
The Great Green Wall
The Great Green Wall

Africa’s Sahel region is on the front lines of climate change. Increasing drought and desertification have led to resource scarcity, conflict, and diaspora. Two-thirds of the landscape are now severely degraded... but not all hope is lost. In 2007, nations of the Sahel banded together to create a visionary plan of action called The Great Green Wall, a massive wall of trees across the entire continent, in an effort to restore the land and create a future for Sahel communities. If completed, it will be the largest living structure on Earth and a new world wonder. But as the effects of the changing climate continue to impact the Sahel, there is still work to be done to see this vision through. A captivating and uplifting documentary, THE GREAT GREEN WALL takes us on a journey through the Sahel with musician/activist Inna Modja as she talks with the people about hardship, resilience, and creating the African Dream. (In English, French, Bamara, Tigrigna, and Hausa with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 1:40 PM

Monday, March 30, 2020 at 8:55 PM

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

African Diaspora

Global Health Competition


Jared P. Scott

Sarah MacDonald, Jared P. Scott, Nick North, Charly W. Feldman

Tim Cragg

Pilar Rico

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