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1 September 2019
7.30pm - 9.00pm
Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick, CA12 5DJ
From £9.50 per person for RGS-IBG members, prices vary.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed. We will be looking to reschedule this event in the future and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Please get in touch with Theatre by the Lake box office on 017687 74411 with enquiries.
Taking the audience on a breath-taking journey across the continent, filmmaker Reza Pakravan will share tales of his journey to the tense frontiers and enduring traditions of the Sahel.
Situated at the southern edge of the Sahara desert, the Sahelian belt is where climate change has hit hardest, where temperatures are rising faster than anywhere else, and where global warming has contributed to the greatest human migration ever witnessed on the planet. This is a wounded frontier, populated by men and women who struggle to overcome the horrors of war, terrorism, desertification, and the slow dissolution of their nomadic traditions. And yet, despite everything, they are fighting back. By growing an 8,000km 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 unearths issues linked to climate-related migration and the impact that desertification has on the lives of the indigenous people who call the Sahel their home – from the Wodaabe nomads, to climate refugees and Sudanese fighters.
Card image: Simon Buxton
POSTPONED: Taking the audience on a breathtaking journey across the continent, filmmaker Reza Pakravan will share stories of the tense frontiers, enduring traditions and ordinary people living where climate change has hit hardest: the Sahel.
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