THURSDAY 01 JANUARY - 12:00 AM
AFRICA’S FORGOTTEN FRONTIERS: SAHEL
A breathtaking trek across the African continent with explorer and filmmaker Reza Pakravan, with tales of his daring journey to the wild lands of tense frontiers, enduring traditions, and some of the most fascinating people on Earth.
The Sahelian belt at the southern edge of the Sahara desert is where climate change has hit hardest, and where temperatures are rising faster than anywhere else. This is a wounded frontier, peopled by men and women who struggle to overcome the horrors of war, terrorism, desertification, and the slow dissolution of their traditional, nomadic lives. And yet, despite everything, they are fighting back. By growing an 8000km Great Green Wall composed of thousands of trees, they are battling to stop desertification and bring life back to the Sahel.
In this high-energy, adventure-packed talk, Reza shares the stories of ordinary people living where climate change has contributed to the greatest human migration ever witnessed on the planet.