Restoring the Earth - The Great Work of Our Time

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  • Real Wealth

    The world is facing multiple problems, we have bio-diversity loss, climate change, desertification, food insecurity, poverty and the threat of financial collapse. There are two conversations that are on-going, one, from the western world about economics and technology solutions, and the other in ...

  • Line in the Sand

    In Alashan, a remote region of grassland or steppe in the Mongolian Autonomous Region of China, the desert is growing by 1000 square kilometres per year. Fifty years ago there were 50 springs in the area, three rivers and 800 small lakes.
    Today, sand dunes roll across the plain and the springs, r...

  • Women of the Gobi

    Since the collapse of communism, the people of the Gobi have had to be more self-reliant and the women have emerged as leaders of new communities called Nukhaluls. The communities' accomplishments are inspiring others, spreading a grass roots democratic movement that is pioneering people-centered...

  • Hope in a Changing Climate

    This is China's Loess Plateau, until recently this was one of the most poorest regions in the country. A land renowned for floods, mudslides and famine, but with the fanfare comes the hope of change for the better. They have successfully transforming a baron landscape into a green and fertile one.

  • Finding Common Ground

    Planet Earth provides us with air, water, food and energy - all that is necessary for life to flourish but human beings have begun to alter the earth and increasingly we are experiencing the consequences. Ecological restoration is the great work of our time.

  • The Lessons of the Loess Plateau

    The people of China's Loess Plateau were some of the earliest adopters of settled agriculture, approximately 10,000 years ago. They worked hard and over time built the most accomplished civilisations that the world has ever seen. Their history illustrates the impacts the humans have had on the ea...

  • Darius Fisher - Sekem's Future with John D Liu

    in 1977 an incredible project was born, 60 miles northeast of Cairo. The transformation was to make the desert, bloom with new trees, medicinal plants and food crops. Seken now stands as an incredible mile stone in peaceful collaboration, teaching humanity and society what we can achieve when we ...

  • A Steppe Ahead

    Can an ambitious conservation plan save the underdeveloped Eastern Mongolian Steppe's, the last bio-region of its type, from development ruin? Filmmaker John D. Liu travels to Mongolia to find out.

  • Tamera (Spanish Subtitles)

    Southern Portugal like many biomes has a fairly fragile hydrological cycle, and the trend for many years has been for the land to become dryer. the Tamera community wondered whether this was a natural situation and if there was something that could be done to heal the land. (Please note that the...

  • Eco-System Adaption

    Scientific consensus tells us that human civilisation is facing potential catastrophic impacts from an ever changing climate. The risks include risks include sea level rise, extreme and erratic weather events, food insecurity, conflict, migration and war. Many of the most vulnerable people who b...

  • Soil Food

    China's Loess plateau, one of the poorest regions in the country. a land renowned for floods, mudslides and famine. There is a hope however, the hope of change for the better. This documentary covers over 15 years worth of change, for an ambitious project - a new landscape on a vast scale, transf...

  • In Search of Sustainability, Mali

    Study of the inner Niger delta in Mail. The documentary shows the compelling beauty of the people and the extreme ecological importance of the land. A complex ecological system with a very important role in regulating the earth's hydrological cycle, weather patterns and climate.