The Church Forests of Ethiopia

Jeremy Seifert | 2019 | 9 min.

2021 Official Selection

Award Winner: 2021 Best in Theme – “Resilient by Nature”

Over the past century, farming and the needs of a growing population have replaced nearly all of Ethiopia’s old-growth forests with agricultural fields. This film tells the story of the country’s Church Forests–pockets of lush biodiversity that are protected by hundreds of churches “scattered like emerald pearls across the brown sea of farm fields.”

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