“The world is full of crazy challenges, so we need some crazy people and some crazy ideas to solve them”, says Frederic Hauge, President of Bellona Foundation and one of the stakeholders in the Sahara Forest Project.
“One and half year ago I stumbled upon a small article in a British magazine, mentioning that Norwegians were going to green the desert. The project caught my interest. Firstly because green deserts sound like a utopian dream – secondly because Norway and deserts don´t seem like a logical combination. But oil and (lack of) water apparently do mix and I saw the beginning of a fascinating story, which spurred me to approach the persons behind the project – The Sahara Forest Project. Now I believe these scientist, engineers and environmentalists are on to something real important and I want to make a film that feeds the optimism of great projects and minds”, says the director, Per Liebeck.