Environmental Film Festival: The Man Who Stopped the Desert
National Museum of African Art Presents…..
|Categories||After Five, Films|
|Venue||African Art Museum|
|Event Location||Lecture Hall, Sublevel 2|
|Cost||Free; first come, first served. Seating is limited.|
|Note||(2010, 60 min) This film tells the story of Yacouba Sawadogo, an illiterate African peasant farmer who has transformed the lives of thousands of people across the Sahel. Soil is essential to life on earth. But much of the world’s soil has become degraded and useless. During the 1970s and early ‘80s the Sahel region of Africa was hit with drought after drought. As families abandoned their villages, Sawadogo remained and pioneered a technique that battled the approaching desert. This one man’s conviction and 20-year struggle now has the potential to benefit many thousands living in the Sahel region of Africa.|
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