Mark Dodd | 2010 | 62 min.
2011 Official Selection
From a land, so uncompromising comes a story of hope Yacouba Sawadogo, a peasant farmer from Africa has succeeded where international agencies failed. Over the last twenty years he has successfully battled against nature, and man, to become a pioneer in the fight against desertification. But Yacoubas struggle is not simply an agricultural story, it is pure drama. It is about one mans conviction that now has the potential to benefit many thousands living in the Sahel region of Africa. The Man Who Stopped the Desert is a beautifully filmed, emotional roller coaster that will leave you moved and inspired.