Can someone, an individual, in this day and age change the world? Dutch artist and inventor Peter Westerveld thinks he can. Not only that, he says it is easy.
Peter is working on his opus magnum, the 'Hydrologic Corridor'. This is a project spanning 20,000km2 of desertified land in Kenya forming one hydrologic system. Here he will apply his contour-trenching techniques in a network of strategic project locations to stop erosion and once again enable subsurface storage of water. His goal is to kick start large-scale reforestation and restore the water cycle in these project locations. This, he says, will result in atmospheric cooling, a more evenly distributed precipitation and rehabilitation of the ecosystem.
With the Hydrologic Corridor he wants to show the world that our climate problems can be solved. But his methods are controversial, as well as the scale of his plans.
The film follows Peter Westerveld from 2012 onwards with the simple question: will he succeed? And what drives him on his mission?