September 28, 2015 | 15:00 - 18:00 ET

Ethiopia Rising: From Red Terror to Green Revolution

Film Screening, American University, Washington, DC

One man, one forest, and a troubled nation

Ethiopia Rising is the story of the phenomenal environmental transformation of a nation told through the experience of one man, Aba Hawi, who mobilizes an entire community to regenerate the surrounding hillsides, and in doing so saved his village from certain extinction. For a generation brought up on Live-Aid with its images of a desperate nation, little has emerged in the mainstream media to correct this. Ethiopia Rising goes a long way to challenge these out-of-date perceptions.

World Resources Institute screening at American University, in Washington, D.C.

This 60 minute documentary presents stunning images of the landscapes of northern Ethiopia and insights into the hardships, challenges and accomplishments of the people of this region. The film shows how they overcame drought and conflicts, and mobilized themselves to restore the forests and regenerate the soil and water resources that are the source of their livelihoods and well-being.

Q&A with Associate Producer Chris Reij

To read more about Ethiopia and its commitment to restoring degraded land, read the recent WRI blog How Ethiopia Went from Famine Crisis to Green Revolution by Chris Reij, Senior Fellow in the WRI Forests program.


American University
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater


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