AFM: Enviromental Doc 'Great Green Wall' Sells to France, Germany (Exclusive)

Seville International
'The Great Green Wall'

The climate-change documentary follows 'City of God' director Fernando Meirelles and Malian musician Inna Modja as they explore plans to build a 5,000-mile wall of trees stretching across all of Africa.

Buyers are hot for the climate-change documentary The Great Green Wall.

Directed by Jared P. Scott (Requiem for the American Dream), the film follows Oscar-nominated director Fernando Meirelles (City of God) and Malian musician and U.N. Climate Ambassador Inna Modja on an epic journey tracing the path of Africa's Great Green Wall, an ambitious plan to build a 5,000-mile, continent-wide wall of trees to combat climate change. Meirelles executive produced the doc.

WaZabi Films, which is handling worldwide sales, closed multiple territories for Great Green Wall ahead of this year's AFM, with Mediawan taking the film for France, Welt Kino snatching German and Austrian rights and Praesens acquiring rights for Switzerland.

Eone's Seville International produced The Great Green Wall, which premiered earlier this year at the Venice International Film Festival.