Directed By - John D. Liu/2012/48 minutes
Environmental filmmaker John D. Liu documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits to people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally. This documentary is not just a tale of hope, it's evidence of hope - it's proof that we do not need to give in to apathy and despair. Instead, we see we have the simple solutions right in front of us.
This film screening and discussion, hosted and moderated by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, will be preceded by a brief nature walk around the forest preserve grounds.
The film takes you to China, Jordan, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Bolivia, and features the PRI's own Geoff Lawton, who adds impetus and technical know-how to John's impressive toolbox. It's the story of healing landscapes at scale, and, with it, restoring life, livelihoods, security and a future. For more information on the film, please visit the official documentary website.