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A Dry Hope

A film that presents agriculture as part of the solution and takes the audience on a journey to regenerate nature.

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Impact areas

ENVIRONMENT

Crew

  • DIRECTOR Khory Hancock

  • PRODUCER Paul Van Kan

Synopsis

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

A film that explores areas of Australia and the world during unprecedented weather events while seeking multiple regenerative solutions to regenerate Australia’s landscapes in a rapidly changing climate.

'We need to think differently about how we use our land, and that requires a change in mindset'.

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1.30% funded
  • $100,000.00

    FUNDING GOAL
  • $1,300.00

    FUNDS RAISED
  • August 2020

    PROJECT ENDS
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Ben Armstrong $20.00
Donations to FEB2020 $1,280.00

Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

Climate change has hit the mainstream media due to a combination of increased awareness and in reaction to the extreme weather events occurring on a global scale. Australia has been faced with unprecedented droughts followed by 1 in 100-year floods to relentless bushfires wiping out entire ecosystems.
In the face of extreme destruction and despair, comes hope…hope amongst the dry.

The film will take the audience on a journey of storytelling as they follow Khory Hancock (Australian Environmental Scientist and visionary Climate Change Solutions Strategist) through the areas hit the worse by the drought. This film will be entirely solutions orientated while explaining how these solutions can be applied all over the world to counteract the impacts of climate change.

Purpose

To inform a wide audience of not only the importance of regenerative agriculture, but to create an empowering vision that incorporates many social, environmental and economic solutions.

Impact

What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

Through this documentary, there aims to be an increase in regenerative farmers in Australia from 10-15% to 50% and initiate broad scale implementation in carbon farming and water management strategies by industry and Government.

Outcomes

What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?

Sequestering 23.5 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide by 2050.

Stakeholders

How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

Yes, Savory Institute and Griffith Uni Eco Centre. The Savory Institute is well known as regenerative agriculture experts and Griffith Uni Eco Centre provides some academic support.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?

Buy carbon credits to pay farmers to transition from conventional practises to regenerative. The film aims to increase awareness on the benefits of increasing soil carbon through regenerative farming practises.

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

Measuring carbon abatement and organic audience reach through film festivals, social media and distributing companies.

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