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We plant trees, but why?

In this edition of the podcast series “Bærekraft i Skandinavia” (Sustainability in Scandinavia), I reach out into the world and connect with artist, writer, and filmmaker from the United States, Joseph Redwood-Martinez. He has recently made a full length documentary that explores a reforestation initiative in Haiti, namely Sadhana Forest. The documentary is called One day, everything will be free.

In our conversation we go deep into some of the themes explored in the documentary, and Joseph also explains how immersing himself in the Sadhana Forest community challenged his whole way of thinking and being. Why do we want to change someone or something? What are our motivations? Is it actually possible to really change something? Do we even know why things are the way they are, just now? These are just some of the truly thought provoking questions that came up, making this conversation highly relevant for people involved in change initiatives or community building projects. Joseph is also looking for people who can screen his film, so feel free to contact him regarding this.

Editorial Notes: Recommended by author Øyvind Holmstad.

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