IFI & Night of Ideas: The Great Green Wall (2019)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 30m

As part of the fourth Night of Ideas, the Irish Film Institute (IFI), in association with the French Embassy in Ireland, is delighted to present a special online screening of Jared P. Scott’s documentary The Great Green Wall.

There will be a live online panel discussion following the screening on Thursday 28th at 20.30.

Director Jared P. Scott and Malian musician/activist Inna Modja, in collaboration with Oscar-nominated Executive Producer Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener), bring us on an epic journey along Africa’s Great Green Wall, an ambitious project to grow an 8,000km ’wall’ of trees stretching across the entire width of the continent to restore land and provide a future for millions of people.

Traversing Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Niger and Ethiopia, Modja follows the burgeoning Great Green Wall through Africa’s Sahel region, laying bare the acute consequences of severe land degradation and accelerating climate change the wall aims to counteract: increasing desertification, drought, resource scarcity, radicalization, conflict and migration.

The Great Green Wall will be available to rent until 18.30 on Sunday, January 31st.

The Night of Ideas is a worldwide initiative spearheaded by Institut Français celebrating the stream of ideas between countries, cultures and generations. This year’s edition focuses entirely on the environment by presenting The Green Night of Ideas 2021, a series of digital screenings followed by debates on climate change taking place in cultural institutions across Ireland in January and February 2021. For more, see here: https://ie.ambafrance.org/The-Green-Night-of-Ideas-in-Ireland-2021.


Jared P. Scott

Screen Story

Alexander Asen

Screen Story

Sarah MacDonald


Jared P. Scott


English, French, Bambara, Tigrinya, Hausa

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