Great Green Wall movie at UNCCD COP15
16 May 2022
Institut français de Côte d’Ivoire, Avenue Franchet d’Esperey Plateau – Abidjan (près de la pyramide)
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 a mosaic of projects across the entire continent to restore land and create a better 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 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?”
At the occasion of UNCCD COP15, and for the first time in Africa, discover the movie in the cinema of the French Institute, get inspired by human stories behind the big story and meet those who try to combat desertification on their terms – an African-led movement to inspire the world.