In Laos, 80 percent of the population live in rural areas. Yet natural forests have been in steady decline, reducing from 70 percent to 40 percent in the last 3 decades. This has left thousands of forest-dependent communities vulnerable.
Green Growth follows The World Bank-funded SUFORD project as it seeks to tackle deforestation, support rural communities with their livelihoods so they can better manage and protect of the forests, and combat illegal logging.
The film was used to secure donor funding by documenting the project’s successes, shortcomings and future challenges as it continued into the next phase.
Client: The World Bank
Producer & Director: Dan Hodgson