|Title||From the Mara Soil – a Film About Simple and Natural Solutions to Poverty, Hunger and Disease|
|Date released (year)||2011|
|Production company||Global Resource Alliance|
|Keywords/tags||Global hunger, natural resources|
|Link to film||http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AaYsZYz3VI
What if global hunger, poverty and disease could be solved with resources already at our disposal? From the Mara Soil transports you to a community in rural Tanzania that is doing just that – solving humanity’s greatest challenges with simple, natural and affordable solutions.
A small plot of sandy, dry land is being transformed into a nutrient-rich food forest. Women are escaping the hazards of daily life by capturing the energy of the sun. The community is discovering cures to deadly disease in local plants and natural medicine. A local non-profit is tapping into clean, pure water just below the bedrock….
This visually stunning film captures the daily pain and suffering caused by poverty in Tanzania, and the creativity and courage of the Mara community in finding practical solutions to their own problems.
|Reviews/discussion||Hilton Worldwide LightStay Sustainability Award & Fund, 2012 Hilton Worldwide and Sundance Institute
Best Short Documentary Film, 2012 Peace on Earth Film Festival Chicago, IL
Best Sustainable Practices Film, 2011 Green Screen Environmental Film Festival Santa Monica, CA
GRA is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to bringing hope, joy and abundance in the Mara Region of Tanzania. By sharing ideas, volunteers and financial resources with local, community based organizations we seek to promote natural, holistic and sustainable solutions to the challenges of poverty, malnutrition and disease. The inspiration and leadership for our work comes from the communities we serve. We believe that empowering local communities to address pressing social, economic and environmental challenges according to their own vision and their own creative potential is the key to lasting solutions.
|Links to other resources||Dryland Permaculture with Bill Mollison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmdCIqNG5BI
See Hope in a Changing Climate: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/ou-on-the-bbc-hope-changing-climate