The Man Who Wanted to Change the World

Should we stop waiting for government and science to solve our problems and take action ourselves? Artist and visionary Peter Westerveld thinks so.

Artist Peter Westerveld claims he has found the solution to desertification. Moved by his impressive results on a small scale he aims to construct a Hydrologic Corridor across Kenya. The film follows him and the NGO that works with him to realize his project to build contour trenches that capture and store rain water under the surface and re-green desert land. Though results in a small area are impressive getting money for trenches from the Indian Ocean to Mt. Kilimanjaro proves difficult.