Green Gold: Regreening the Desert, a documentary by John D. Liu, highlights the crucial role of ecosystems and the profound impact of human activity on them. For over 15 years, Liu, a cameraman and ecologist, has been on a global mission to transform deserts and restore biodiversity. His environmental films document large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in regions such as China, Africa, South America, and the Middle East, showcasing their tremendous benefits for both people and the planet.

Liu’s journey began in 1995 when he filmed the Loess Plateau in China, where he saw locals turn a barren, degraded area the size of the Netherlands into a verdant oasis. This transformative experience inspired him to travel the world, using his films and expertise to persuade government leaders, policymakers, and farmers that ecosystem restoration is both achievable and economically valuable.

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