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The Land Beneath Our Feet

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25 February 2022

14:00 - 16:00 CET



The EUI Environmental Challenges and Climate Change Governance research cluster hosts a presentation of the documentary, The Land Beneath Our Feet, followed by a screening of the film.

The film, The Land Beneath Our Feet follows a young Liberian man, uprooted by war, who returns from the USA with never-before-seen footage of Liberia’s past. The uncovered footage is embraced as a national treasure. Depicting a 1926 corporate land grab, it is also an explosive reminder of eroding land rights.

In post-conflict Liberia, individuals and communities are pitted against multinational corporations, the government, and each other in life-threatening disputes over land. What can this ghostly footage offer a nation, as it debates radical land reforms that could empower communities to shape a more diverse, stable and sustainable future?

The screening will be followed by a discussion with movie director, producer and writer Gregg Mitman.


Gregg Mitman (University of Wisconsin–Madison)

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