Source: The New York Times
Over a century ago, the Ethiopian highlands were covered with trees. Now, that forest is little more than a memory, and what remains is preserved in small pockets of greenery surrounding Ethiopian Orthodox churches.
Jeremy Seifert’s new New York Times Op-Doc, “The Church Forests of Ethiopia” takes us inside one of these leafy enclaves, which have become important preserves of biodiversity.
Seifert’s film introduces viewers to Dr. Alemayehu Wassie Eshete, who works with priests and the surrounding community to preserve the forests from further environmental destruction.
Often, faith and science are seen as in opposition, but in Ethiopia, they are intersecting to cultivate and protect the environment.
Watch “The Church Forests of Ethiopia” at The New York Times.