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Followed by a recorded Q&A with filmmaker Jared P. Scott and musician/activist Inna Modja, moderated by Jackie Faherty, Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History.


Executive producer Fernando Meirelles (Academy Award®-nominated for CITY OF GOD and 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 8,000-kilometer "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, 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. BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB meets YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY; part musical odyssey and cultural road trip, part desertification and climate justice exploration, THE GREAT GREEN WALL gives voice to a continent at a crossroads as Modja sets out to assemble Africa's most thrilling musicians and record a once-in-a-lifetime album that captures the spirit of the Wall. Once complete, the Great Green Wall will be the largest living structure on earth, three times the size of the Great Barrier Reef, and a new wonder of the world. This is the resilience story of our time, a massive social action project and a symbol of hope in the resounding African Dream. (Note adapted from Juno Films.) Winner, Feature Documentary, Impact Award, 2020 EarthX Film Festival; Winner, Spotlight Award, 2020 Imagine Science Film Festival; Winner, Special Jury Award, 2020 Jackson Wild Media Awards; Winner, Best International Documentary, 2019 São Paulo International Film Festival. Official Selection, 2019 Venice, Reykjavík and Chicago film festivals; 2021 New African Film Festival.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    English, French, Bambara, Tigrigna, Hausa
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Rating
    NOT RATED
  • Note
    With English subtitles.
  • Director
    Jared P. Scott
  • Screenwriter
    Jared P. Scott
  • Producer
    Jared P. Scott, Charly Feldman, Nick North
  • Executive Producer
    Fernando Meirelles
  • Cast
    Inna Modja