Regeneration of land and soil – two documentaries
Film Screening part of Stroud Film festival
- Date: 27 February
- Time: 5 pm
- Venue: Trinity Rooms (Field Road, Stroud GL5 2HZ)
Two Documentaries about regeneration of land and soil:
A Regenerative Agriculture in the Saudi Desert by Neal Spackman (20 min)
Al Baydha is an area in western Saudi Arabia, about 20 miles south of Mecca. It comprises nine villages inside of roughly 700 kilometers, and its inhabitants are Beduin tribes, who in centennial nomadic tradition, used to move across the land with the rainfall. This, and other traditional land management methods used in the Arabian Peninsula, allowed the land to stay green for pasture; essential for the animals which are the basis for Beduin economy. But in the 1950s, those traditional systems were abolished. This is a film about how to get it back.
Hope in a Changing Climate – by John D. Liu (30 min)
This documentary demonstrates that it is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems on the Loess Plateau in China, to restore ecosystem functions in areas where they have been lost, to fundamentally improve the lives of people who have been trapped in poverty for generations and to sequester carbon naturally.