• The Forest Maker

    The Forest Maker



  • The Forest Maker

    The Forest Maker



  • The Forest Maker

    The Forest Maker



  • The Forest Maker

    The Forest Maker



  • The Forest Maker

    The Forest Maker



  • The Forest Maker

    The Forest Maker



The Forest Maker

a film by Volker Schlöndorff

The Forest Maker

Germany | 2022 | 87:00 min

Original Title:
DER WALDMACHER

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
THE FOREST MAKER is the portrait of a remarkable man whose life's work was honored with the so- called alternative Nobel, the Right Livelihood Award in 2018. Tony Rinaudo has found a way to grow trees in the most barren areas by activating the tree stumps and roots still alive as an “underground forest” for decades and thereby secures the livelihood of thousands of farmers in Africa. His method “Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration” (FMNR) restores not only soil but dignity and hope. The Chief of all Farmers, as he is affectionately known today in many villages, has had to fight an uphill battle to gain acceptance for his ideas. Having worked in the Sahel region for 30 years he witnessed despair and famine but also resilience, determination and change. In THE FOREST MAKER Volker Schlöndorff follows Tony Rinaudo to different African countries to witness the effect FMNR has had on fighting desertification and repeatedly encounters issues that also concern us in Europe - migration, climate change, gender justice. To complement his view, he invited African filmmakers to collaborate with him and share their experience of rural life and local challenges.

THE FOREST MAKER shows ordinary people doing extraordinary things and carries a strong message of community, self-empowerment and, above all, hope.
Festivals/Awards
2022
Thessaloniki IFF
LETsDOK
Cast and Crew
  • Director Volker Schlöndorff
  • Producer Volker Schlöndorff, Thomas Kufus, Kornelia Thune
  • Director of Photography Axel Schneppat, Paapa Kwaku Duro, Jean Diouff, Michael Kern, Mahamoud Abdoulay, Jonas Aly Sagnon
  • Editor Anette Fleming
  • Sound Porgo Seydou, Mbaye Maniang Diagne Pat, Fikadu Semegn Emre, Benjamin Simon
  • Sound Design Detlef Schitto
  • Score Bruno Coulais, Ablaye Cissoko
  • Animation Nadia Beddiaf
Original Languages

English

Production Company
zero one film GmbH
Lehrter Strasse 57, 10557 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 3906630

Fax: +49 30 3945834

office@zeroone.de
http://www.zeroone.de
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