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USA, 2019, 91 min., English
This documentary pulses with energy and purpose as it follows the Malian singer, Inna Modja, on her ambitious and inspiring journey across Africa. Her mission is to help build a green wall of trees that will start to offset the desertification happening in the Sahel region that is particularly feeling the effects of climate change. It is not an easy journey. There are multiple challenges from skeptics and other oppositions, but Modja is formidable and will not be defeated. Ultimately, this will be an 8000-kilometer edifice, the largest natural structure in the world, three times the size of the Great Barrier Reef. It is well on its way, so far, having built fifteen percent, proving determination can conquer the seemingly impossible.
DIR: Jared P. Scott
PROD: Sarah Macdonald, Nick North, Charly Feldman, Jared P. Scott
EXEC PROD: Fernando Meirelles, Alexander Asen, Sarah Macdonald, Thea Guest, Claude Grunitzky, Sian Kevill, Camilla Nordheim-Larsen, Fabrizio Zago, Inna Modja, Giulia Braga, Marco Conti Sikic
EDITOR: Pilar Rico
Jared P. Scott is an award-winning filmmaker and NY Times Bestseller. His feature films include The Age of Consequences, Requiem for the American Dream, Disruption, and Do the Math – which have been released theatrically (US, Canada, UK), premiered at top-tier festivals (TriBeCa, HotDocs, AFI, IDFA, Sheffield), charted at #1 on iTunes & Amazon, and distributed in over 200 countries & territories (Netflix, STARZ, PBS, ABC, Al-Jazeera, IFC, Documentary Channel). Jared’s climate films have screened at high-level events (NASA, NATO, US Congress, EU Parliament, UK Parliament), with over 200 environmental orgs (Sierra Club, WWF, 350.org, LCV), and over 500 universities worldwide.
His films helped spark the fossil fuel divestment movement and galvanized the largest climate march in history days before the 2014 UN Climate Summit.