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Up in smoke

Friday 07th October 2011 from 20h00 to 21h45
Salle 1 / Auditorium

Directed by
Adam Wakeling
Produced by
Notion Pictures Ltd

Documentary, United Kingdom, 2011, 70 min

Buffon Prize

Film screened in French at the festival

This is a film about a technique that could save more carbon emissions annually than all global aviation combined. It is a film about one of the biggest contributors to tropical deforestation and global warming: slash and burn agriculture. The film follows British scientist Mike Hands, who has laboured for 25 years to perfect a sustainable farming technique to replace slash and burn farming in equatorial rainforests. And he's found it!

This is a film about life and death struggles. About the struggle of Mike Hands to get people to understand his revolutionary technique. It's about the life and death struggle of the impoverished farmers who can ill afford to take the risk of adopting a new farming method. It's a film about our driving need to change what's happening to the remaining rainforests of the planet, and about the forces that may prevent that change from happening.

Mike Hands has the solution, but is the world ready to listen?


Debate with :

  • Adam Wakeling, director
  • Jean-Cyril Dagorn, responsible for Economic Justice Advocacy Oxfam France
  • Romain Pirard, responsible for forests and climate Studies, IDDRI (Institute for sustainable development and international relations)

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