The Man Who Wanted to Change the World

Director: 
Mariëtte Faber
Cinematography: 
Mariëtte Faber
Marjam Vogt
Sound: 
Jaim Sahuleka
Editing: 
Mariëtte Faber
Production: 
Jacco Groen (Springfilm)
Mariëtte Faber (Minx Media)
Country: 
Duration: 
60Min
Year of production: 
2016
Movies language: 
Subtitles language (s): 
Schedule: 
Sun, 26/03/2017 -
15:30 to 16:30
Location: 
Cinéma Galeries
Debate following the screening with: 

Mariëtte Faber (filmmaker)

 

Synopsis: 

Peter Westerveld, artist and visionary, doesn’t want institutions to resolve the problems linked to earth’s problems. Growing up in Africa, he witnessed the advance of the desert and dedicated himself to finding solutions for the ongoing erosion and desertification of the land. The film follows Peter and the NGO working with him to realise his project; to build contour trenches that capture and store rain water under the surface and replenish the desert land.

Bio Director: 

Before dedicating her life to cinema, Mariëtte Faber worked in the world of advertising in The Netherlands, Singapore and Hong Kong. After returning to The Netherlands in 2005, she set up her own production company and has worked as a director, producer and editor since. Mariëtte is a director of independent film productions as well as a film editor of documentary programmes for Dutch public television. The Man Who Wanted to Change the World is her third documentary.