Re-Weaving the Web: Amazonian Dark Earth Documentary Premiere followed by a chat with Director Dr. Frederique Apffel-Marglin
Brief Details: Friday, October 9, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, U of L
Join us on October 9th at 4:14 p.m. for Documentary Premiere and a lively conversation with Director, Dr. Frederique Apffel-Marglin.
Archaeologists have discovered an ancient, rich, soil throughout the Amazon Basin, known as Amazonian Dark Earth (Tierra Negra Amazónica). This 8,500 year old soil is still fertile today. With the coming of the Spaniards in the 16th century that saw 99% of Amerindians die, the knowledge of this soil had been lost. Now we know that Amazonian Dark Earth can address deforestation and food sovereignty as well as mitigate the climate crisis thanks to the biochar that it contains. The documentary is about re-creating Amazonian Dark Earth in the Peruvian High Amazon. Join us in an engaging Q&A with Director, Dr. Frederique Apffel-Marglin, Founder of Sachamama Center for Biocultural Regeneration, Peru, following the documentary.
Discussion Moderator: Dr. Margaret D’Silva, Professor of Communication