It Will Be Green Again

It Will Be Green Again documents an iconic reforestation project in Minawao Refugee Camp, Cameroon. We follow the Okoro family, who take us on a journey through the camp where sustainable solutions are helping them in their daily life and creating hope for the future.

Since 2017, UNHCR and Land Life Company, supported by the Nationale Postcode Lottery, have been building a Green Refugee Camp in northern Cameroon. Together with refugee and local communities, we are reforesting severely degraded lands in and around the camp with 40,000 trees, providing jobs, shade, health, and food. Other elements of the project include building sustainable, locally-sourced shelters and providing eco-friendly cooking alternatives to prevent further illegal logging.

This unique project brings to life a new model on how to reduce the environmental footprint of humanitarian efforts, cuts costs and most importantly, improve the health and well-being of both the refugee and host communities.

  • Dennis Brussaard
    Director
    https://dennisbrussaard.com/
  • Charlotte Jongejan
    Writer
  • DLGR
    Producer
    Commercials, documentaries, TV series. We worked in more dan 80 countries for non-profit organizations and broadcasters.
  • The Okoro Family
    Key Cast
  • Michael van Amstel
    Editor
  • Foxhole Productions
    Original Music
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Impact, Sustainability
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Netherlands
  • Country of Filming:
    Cameroon
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • ARFF Barcelona - Around International Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    June 1, 2018
    Best Short Documentary
Director - Dennis Brussaard