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Booklet 4: Ecosystem Health: Food, Energy, Climate

Ecosystem Health: Food, Energy, Climate


In the arid landscapes of East Africa, Sami, a young man returns to his village with his family and a degree in water research. With his wife, Achieng, they share a vision of progress that respects tradition and nurtures the land.

One day, his son Buntu overhears one of the young village men, Marcus, discuss plans with the managers of a mining company. Sami soon discovers that his aspirations clash with the allure of promises of the mining company that lead his people down a path of exploitation and environmental devastation.

As pollution seeps into the groundwater and sickness plagues the community, Sami and his fellow villagers face a grim reality – either reclaim their land and health together, or succumb to despair and exploitation.