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Trees of Hope ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB525147
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Neill McKee
Directors:  Neill McKee
Producing Agencies:  Centre de recherches pour le développement international (Canada) (Ottawa),International Development Research Centre (Canada). Corporate Affairs and Initiatives Division (Ottawa)
Subject:  Black History, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Geography, Global Studies, Science
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1985
Running Time:  17m 40s

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Trees of Hope documents the rapid deforestation of Africa and analyzes various solutions, such as shifting to solar energy and improving traditional stoves. It emphasizes the importance of reforestation, using the example of a village woodlot project in Niger, where foresters have exchanged their traditional role of warden for that of rural-development worker. The film, shot on location in Niger, Mali, Senegal and Nigeria, shows how people are taught to plant their own trees for firewood and construction material.

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